LODB Photoshoot: Masterminding The Masterminds

The Mastermind design is by far my favorite t-shirt the Last Of A Dying Breed Clothing company came out with…so far. I’ve read all of Robert Greene’s books and this design was inspired by his writings. Again I think this is a great branding strategy by the team to associate the brand with what it stands for.

Keyser Soze

Alright, here’s where my movie reference played into the expression of the photo and the t-shirt’s theme. The 1995 movie The Usual Suspects’ antagonist character Keyser Soze (played by Kevin Spacey), posed as a disabled “no nothing” person as he was interrogated by detectives to solve a series of crimes, robberies, and homicides. Well, in the end (SPOILER ALERT) Continue reading “LODB Photoshoot: Masterminding The Masterminds”

The passion within…

The passion within...: Photography

The Man Behind The Lens

Before we move on to sharing and interpreting some of my work, I just want to give a little background about me.

I only have been doing photography for a short time, approximately 1 1/2 years from the date of this post. Initially I started my career in the tree service industry and eventually started my own business which I still have today (hawaiitreeservices.com). I enjoy the business, but there was something I felt that was empty inside of me. My purpose and passion didn’t feel like it was fulfilled.

I believe this happens to many people out there but they just aren’t conscious of it. It’s the very reason why successful people advise others to find something that they love to do or something that they are passionate about.

For some people it’s difficult to find that passion. For me, I just felt that I needed an artistic out and a way to express myself. I am an introverted personality type so I am a pretty quiet person that keeps to myself. But there’s a lot that goes on in my mind and I needed an out to express them. Continue reading “The passion within…”

LODB Photoshoot Part Two: Wisdom Is My Weapon

In part one of the Last Of A Dying Breed photoshoot, the photos focused on their flagship logo t-shirt in which my goal for shooting that tee was to capture what the brand stood for in the broadest sense.

In the next set of photos we took featured some of the more specific ideals of the brand and what it stood for. I was impressed with their branding strategy of having released their first few designs to kind of educate and associate the clothing brand’s name and what the brand stood for. So, i felt I had to really capture that in the photos.

Wisdom Is My Weapon Photoshoot

Here we have a photo of LODB’s Wisdom Is My Weapon t-shirt. Again, I shot the photo so that the viewer is seemingly looking Continue reading “LODB Photoshoot Part Two: Wisdom Is My Weapon”

Last Of A Dying Breed Clothing Photoshoot: Part One

We did a photoshoot for an up an independent start up clothing brand Last Of A Dying Breed. Their brand and what it stood for was quite intriguing so I reached out to them to offer a free photoshoot.

The meaning of the brand is what resonated with me. Last Of A Dying Breed represents a lifestyle or traits that are a rarity in our generation today such as the wise, the knowledgable, the thinkers, the leaders, the ones who don’t just stand for the status quo, etc. It is a contrarian lifestyle brand which I like. I guess it’s my rebellious mentality.

 Loading Dock LODB Photoshoot

The Last Of A Dying Breed brand’s image of the ideal person who it stood for felt like a powerful person and also a loner. An introverted quiet person came to mind, yet he/she held an inner power filled with knowledge and wisdom.

This is what I tried to capture Continue reading “Last Of A Dying Breed Clothing Photoshoot: Part One”

Hello Photo World!

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the lens of a photographer when he took a particular photo?

I can tell you that it’s more than just “getting the best quality shot”.

Come here to my little photo blog website as I share with you my thoughts behind a shot.

It’s more than just photos…

Coming Soon!