This is a part of the HYPEBEAST Spaces series featuring Wieden + Kennedy's global headquarters in Portland, Oregon. We were fortunate to get a personal tour with John C Jay.
The Flying Pig
The following photos are a part of a web promo for Flying Pig's second location at 7th & Fig in Downtown LA.
Hypebeast Process: Shwood
Home to some of the most reputable multinational companies and locally owned establishments, Portland’s diverse, close-knit landscape continues to attract creatives from around the world, adding to the all-embracing pool of talent. One of such companies is the experimental eyewear brand Shwood. Joined by founder and designer Eric Singer as he narrates the manufacturing process of each handcrafted pieces — from the individual plies of wood (sustainably harvested), to the finished frame fitted with Italian-made Carl Zeiss lenses. Unique characteristics from the wood used can be seen in each pair of sunglasses Shwood produces, intersecting nature with innovation.
The Unique Space Kickstarter
Over the past five years UNIQUE USA has fostered an incredibly vibrant, ardently supportive and fast-growing community of creative entrepreneurs without any kind of permanent space to facilitate collaborations and independent work, learning, connecting, and growing. The time has come to drop anchor - the need for a place to house UNIQUE’s growing community of small business owners and artists is critical to LA’s continued growth and success. A healthy city and country is one that is filled with thriving small businesses and loads of arts and culture! THE UNIQUE SPACE is going to be much more than just shared co-work space, offices and studios - it’s going to be a game-changer helping to ensure that the Arts District, which is quickly being overrun by large companies, remains a place for creativity and design.
My team and I developed the concept, shot, edited, and color graded the video aspect as well as the photography of this Kickstarter Project.
This video documents the making of a Tanner Goods' very own leather camera strap handmade in Portland, Oregon. Catergory Manager for Special Projects, Taylor, shows us his favorite machine in the Tanner factory.
Everlane Sandal Factory
EVERLANE wanted their first foray into footwear to be perfect. They chose a factory just steps away from their Los Angeles office and hired me to document the process of the creation of the sandal. More can be viewed on their website.
New Balance Numeric
Mike West recently introduced various people to New Balance Numeric -- a skate-inspired collection with Jamie Thomas that combines both tradition and innovation. Though New Balance historically has always had numbered shoes, the Numeric line adds a name to each of the numbered models -- with influence drawn from various parts of Boston. Officially, the Logan 637, Stratford 479, Brighton 344 and Quincy 254 all combine elements of their signature runner (574), but with limited stitch-lines, appropriate skate textiles, and of course familiar NB design cues.
Production includes filming and editing the New Balance Numeric piece.
Handsome Coffee Instagram
I was invited to be the guest photographer for the month of May for Handsome Coffee Roasters' Instagram account. I had creative freedom with the project as long as I was able to incorporate Handsome's branding in one way or another.
People I meet.
This interview captures the opening of Murakami's "Arhat" exhibition and world premier of his film, "Jellyfish Eyes." Taking place at Blum & Poe Los Angeles, we were given the pleasure of joining Murakami for a chat on the current exhibition and his experiences with making his first feature film.
Black Cobain: Back to Cali
I conceptualized, shot, and edited this second single off of Black Cobain's mixtape album Cheers. The video pays homage to the late Notorious BIG and samples both the video and the audio aspect from Christopher Wallace's extensive work.
Hello My Name Is: KILLSPENCER
LA based marketing & events agency, (No Subject), had launched a series of video interviews with some of LA's most influential creatives in all facets and industries and one of the most outstanding pieces I shot was the day in the life of Spencer Nikosey - the founder and creative director of KILLSPENCER