Being able to constantly photograph my friends throughout the years is something that I don’t take for granted. It’s amazing to look back and see the honesty and progression that has evolved. Not only on their position in society but also the uncompromising happiness that they’ve grown into. Their style and the way they carry themselves develops just as my photographs do, and in turn that gives us this connection that stands the test of time.
- Danny Steezy
There’s no other way of capturing the true essence of photography like clicking the shutter button while a roll of black and white film is loaded in your camera.
Whenever Kate and I hangout it always turns into a random shoot. Nothing is ever planned. I just end up throwing her clothes to put on and within a matter of seconds we have a few frames in the camera. The best aspects of our dynamic is that we completely trust one another and we don’t take shit too seriously. I mean, if you’ve ever hung out with us you’d say we’re easily the two most annoying individuals when we’re together. Somehow that makes shit fun. I suppose that’s the natural progression over years of having to deal with each others odd sense of humor. In other words, Kate rules and I’m glad I’ve been able to document our friendship. Oh yeah, check out 10Deep too. They’re pretty neat as well.
- Danny Steezy
Here’s some unpublished images of one our favorite girls. Jessica is one of those free spirits that allows the essence of who she truly is to shine through in all that she does. Unapologetic and proud of the person standing in front of the camera, you can’t help but to experience a bit of magic when you’re in her presence.
Whenever people visit our studio, they’ll be in mid conversation as this track list comes on. They pause and then immediately ask us where they can find this amazing mash up. Well, now you can listen to it right here. Enjoy!
We did a quick test shoot with Brooke last week. Her free spirited energy and laughter was contagious as we spent an hour shooting around the space. You’ll definitely be seeing more of her on here.
In the midst of spending more time searching for a cinematic adventure rather then actually experiencing one, you stumble upon something interesting and watch-worthy on Netflix. We highly reccomned that you all take a creative break and watch this hauntingly personal documentary on the writer and all-around captivating personality of Joan Didion. We promise you will not be disappointed.
This months Poster Club® selection is one of our best sellers this far. If you haven’t ordered yours yet, we will be extending this offering until Friday the 17th. Available here
We’re fortunate that we get invited out to a lot of clubs and parties yet we tend to stay sheltered within four walls and in front of a glowing computer screen. Deadlines are the bloodline of what we do but we’re starting to realize fresh air is equally as important. And let’s face it, free booze is never frowned upon in this family. We’ve decided to take you long with us as we enjoy a few nights out a month. Our first stop, the Doheny Room. It’s never a bad time when we cut the rug of this upstairs establishment. Thank you Doheny, Fashen and Timeless Vapes for supplying the party favors.
Being creative is something that stems from within and is ultimately the easiest hardest thing one can do. To create something from nothing and then find a way to project your voice to the masses in hopes for somebody to hear you is no easy feat. Add a self-sufficient monetary aspect to that and you’ll find yourself face to face with an equation that very few ever truly solve. As I dive deeper into the progression of my own career, or shall I say, a drunken drug infused hobby that somehow turned into a living, I constantly find myself asking if I’m still happy. Sure, when I was broke and living a crazy life taking photos and not giving a shit about money or the infrastructure that one needs to build for themselves in order to financially be able to live a decent life, shit was amazing. Scary, but nevertheless amazing. I took photos of everything and anything and could care less if I was getting paid or ‘likes’, and I’m not even talking about the social media kind. But unless you come from money, every creative at some point comes face to face with the inevitable question, “how do I do what I love, stay true to who I am and turn my point of view into a fruitful career?”. I’ve been taking photos for eight years now and I still battle with that question because as I get older the only thing I strive for is more stability which equals less stress. The truth is, we all at some point will hit financial tribulations and will have to take on projects that may feel like we’re jeopardizing our integrity. So we do these fucked up jobs and feel like shit about them (you know, the kind you never post or tell anyone you did). I have come to the conclusion that in order to be somebody with a presence in this over saturated shithole of a pool that we’re all swimming in, you must try to take every opportunity to turn any project into your own. If you don’t feel the company or product aligns with your personal or creative views, fuck it, place it into your life in a way that is true then capture it through your view point and charge the client accordingly. See, when all is said and done, we’re only on this earth for a fraction of a second. Why the fuck should we live it unhappy or stressed. Create daily in a way that coincides with your moral compass and be passionate about everything you do. Passion should be at the forefront of everything you create and fuck everyone and everything that tries to steer you away from what you hold in your heart. Fall in love with your medium. Be curious and ambitious and do things that move others. Tell your story the way you feel it should be told and the let universe take care of the rest.
- Danny Steezy