the marathon continues

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+The world is mourning Nipsey Hussle.
+It just doesn’t feel right, it shouldn’t have been this way.
+Here one day and gone the next…
+I’m familiar with this feeling.
+Working at an LA Hip Hop station made it all the more difficult
+Monday was heavy… you could feel it in the air.
+I love seeing how LA has came together to celebrate his life tho
+Kat Tat held a fundraiser at her Beverly Hills shop last night
+And I took pics for LA Weekly.
+$60 Nipsey tats with proceeds going to one of Nip’s projects
+It was beautiful seeing so many people come out
+Energy was definitely something he would have enjoyed.
+RIP Nip, thank you for everything.

rolling loud LA 2018

+Rolling Loud LA was a movie.
+Power was a partner, so I covered both stages both days.
+It was cold.
+It was claustrophobic.
+It was fucking beautiful.
+Easily the 2nd best event I’ve ever filmed.
+[Kanye’s Wyoming release party will always be first.]
+And also my first multi-day festival.
+The highlight was seeing you, even if we weren’t talking.
+Actually that’s 2nd too.
+Filming Lil Wayne and smoking a packwoods while he closed out the show will forever go down as a moment of pure happiness.
+I want to do it all again…. in Miami.
+So here is the submission I shot + edited.
+Fingers Crossed.

Do you feel it?

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+It’s almost Valentines Day.
+And I’m finally getting over someone who I thought could have been something.
+I thought it would be mutual, undeniable, groundbreaking.
+But, it turned out to be nothing.
+I’ve always loved Valentines Day because I’ve always had men around.
+Usually get flowers + asked to dinner by multiple.
+But the past 4 years or so have been different…
+I no longer entertain men I’m not interested in.
+I see no point, I would rather be shooting.
+So when I see one I want, I’m enthralled, I’m amazed by them,
+And I think this is where it all goes wrong.
+One day, one of them will love me back, even if it’s a slow process.
+New visual to express my frustration with playing the long game
+With @norabiltz, watch here.

Self Portrait

+I took a lot of self portraits in junior high + high school
+My first camera was an Olympus that my grandfather on my mom’s side gave me
+He was so intellectual, always reading, teaching me history I didn’t care about
+But he encouraged my creativity
+And understood how creativity and intelligence were linked
+"The greatest scientists are artists as well" -Albert Einstein
+…it was four megapixels
+And I took hundreds of teenage selfies in my room with it
+That was before selfies were a thing
+I’ve taken selfies on many different cameras since then
+But a video selfie… never done that.
+So here it is, January 2019, shot on my red raven.
+Thanks Boppa, for being the first to hand me a camera.

mlk parade south LA

+It was a warm and sunny day in Los Angeles on Martin Luther King Junior day.
+I was sent to the Kingdom Day Parade in South Los Angeles to film the Power 106 float & talent.
+I don’t normally jump for event projects - between parking and carrying gear and filming strangers - I’d rather stay at my desk and edit or film something in studio.
+…But I knew that the parade would be something special to see, so I dragged my introverted self to the parade,
+and I was right.

+Favorite part:the kids.
+Laughing & dancing to the music as our float cruised by, DJ’d by E-Man.
+I really wish I was even half as lit as those kids were.
+They were just having a pure good time.
+Life is too short to forget your inner child,
+going to a function where no one’s dancing is all too common in LA.

+As I was going through my footage I knew I had to make a video of the crowd,
+so I put together this clip
+Audio: Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Life’s Blueprint” speech.

+I hope you enjoy. xx