Category Archives: city life

Life’s Not About A Job– It’s About Purpose

Have you ever really sat down to think about your life, your purpose, your “element”, and then realize that frankly, your job or career path is not in-line with any of them? Maybe it’s okay to step back and re-evaluate your current situation. Where else can life take you if you realize that we’re more than just a fancy position title and puffed resume– we’re beings, with a purpose.

 

 

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A ___ About Nothing: The “Unorthodox Genius” Cameraman

Anyone snapping pics with The Godfather of Soul (even as a kid) has a story worth listening to. Therefore, I’ll let (the now grown) photographer/filmmaker, Marceau Lewis, tell you the rest.

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My name is Marceau (Marso) Lewis. I just moved to Los Angeles 4 months ago…

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more specifically Long Beach.

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And all I want to do is film and photograph.

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I’m 24 years old, 25 in December, and I’ve been a cameraman for about 4 years now.

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I film and photograph anything, and have yet to make a full time career out of it.

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My brand is Unorthodox Genius. I have the best ideas and views about things in the most unusual or “unorthodox” ways.

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I can bring the best out of anyone with or without a camera, but at least with it, I can let the world see it. -Marceau

Here’s the first of his growing film series that inspired the name of this post, ” A Video About Nothing.”

If you want to see more  of Marceau and his Unorthodox Genius work, check out his website, stalk his Facebook, add him on IG, or follow him on Twitter. He says you’ll like his twitter– “Most people say they’ve never seen anything like it before.” -Marceau

Special thanks to Marceau “Unorthodox Genius” for sharing.

 
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Brittanie Renoj Is One “Bad” Photography Mama

I heard from mommy photographer, Brittanie Renoj– a freelance photographer/blogger with a baby in one hand and Nikon in the other. Based in Los Angeles, her work captures LA city life through a young mother’s lens (and it’s not what you expect).

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Gold gun
4 guys and a band
4 guys and a band
Blue line collection
Blue line collection

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More art.
More art.
Art. Art. Art.
Art. Art. Art.
dax live
dax live

For more information on Brittanie Renoj and her photography, visit her website, and follow her on IG and Twitter.

Thanks again to Brittanie for sharing her talents.

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A Pop-up Market in the Heart of L.A.’s Skid Row

I hit up downtown LA for the LA CANVAS x Love Nail Tree: 6th Street Market–a pop-up market featuring a variety of fashion boutiques and shops. Below are pics from the event which took place at the Warehaas in the heart of skid row. If you’re not familiar with the area– google it.

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Homemade in Los Angeles. Miss Wax http://misswax.com
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Reminds me of 1. The Simpsons; 2. Odd Future; 3. Randy’s Donuts [Miss Wax misswax.com]
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“Testing the limits of style with a not so typical accessory line.” — Miss Wax misswax.com
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Olde Good Things. The coolest antique store in LA…and NYC.. and PA oldegoodthings.com
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Crate full of glass lanterns… I think [Olde Good Things oldegoodthings.com]
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Nice turnout at the Warehaas
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Love Nail Tree jewelry 👌 http://lovenailtree.com
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6th EDI T ION
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Love NAIL Tree… get it?
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“Let Peace Take Flight” [Love Nail Tree http://lovenailtree.com]
Live Nail Tree bracelet
Love Nail Tree bracelet

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The detail 👌[Love Nail Tree http://lovenailtree.com]
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Camera [Love Nail Tree]

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Love Nail Tree http://lovenailtree.com

Bird ring [Love Nail Tree http://lovenailtree.com]
Bird ring [Love Nail Tree http://lovenailtree.com]
A little smaller than a pocket watch [Love Nail Tree]
A little smaller than a pocket watch [Love Nail Tree]

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We will change the world with the stories we tell
We Will Stand Tall [Love Nail Tree]
We Will Stand Tall [Love Nail Tree]
The Mission
The Mission
More tops
More tops
"I'd rather be a starving artist" Possibly my favorite tee from Love Nail Tree
“I’d rather be a starving artist” Possibly my favorite tee from Love Nail Tree

"Story can change the heart" (I 1st thought "sorry")
“Story can change the heart” (I thought this said “sorry” for some reason) [Love Nail Tree]
"I wish you could photoshop the scars off"
“I wish that I could photoshop the scars off” [Love Nail Tree tee]

Your cold shoulders
Your cold shoulders tee from Love Nail Tree
"Is this just in my head?"
“Is this just in my head?” Tee from Love Nail Tree
Who speaks french?
Who speaks french?

Lee was here. [www.lee.com]
Lee was here. [www.lee.com]
Hex showed up in an old school VW van. How hipster of them lol [www.shophex.com]
Hex showed up in an old school VW van. How hipster of them lol [www.shophex.com]
A little mirror action. [Hex www.shophex.com]
A little mirror action. [Hex www.shophex.com]

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Hex www.shophex.com
Nice way to display travel bags [Hex www.shophex.com]
Nice way to display travel bags [Hex www.shophex.com]
Go DJ
Go DJ
That's my DJ
That’s my DJ
It says coffee shop but all I smelled were tacos...
It says coffee shop but all I smelled were tacos…
Where chaos and peace come together [Love Nail Tree]
Where chaos and peace come together [Love Nail Tree]
Tees. Literally by the crate full.
Tees. Literally by the crate full.
Los(t) Angeles.
Los(t) Angeles.
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Grab A Bomb & Run For The Hell Of It: Color Me Rad

Run wild through the streets of L.A. covered in brightly covered cornstarch– check ✓. Below are pics from yesterday’s Color Me Rad, a 5K run loosely based off the Hindu Festival of Colors, aka Holi. And if you’re wondering, YES this is the best (and in my opinion the ONLY) way to tie-dye shirts.

Run through the streets of L.A. covered in brightly colored cornstarch-- check✓
Run through the streets of L.A. covered in brightly colored cornstarch– check✓
The faces of RAD. I took their picture while waiting in line to take more pictures.
The faces of RAD. I took their picture while waiting in line to take more pictures.
I hope this stuff was safe to breathe...
I hope this stuff was safe to breathe…
That's going to leave a stain...
That’s going to leave a stain…
Everyone got a pair of Color Me Rad sunglasses. Next time, we may need goggles...
Everyone got a pair of Color Me Rad sunglasses. Next time, we may need goggles…
And the shades come in an assortment of colors to match the face
And the shades come in an assortment of colors to match the face
Covered in color yet his tutu  is spotless. I have know idea how that happened...
Covered in color yet his tutu is spotless. I have know idea how that happened…
A color bomb.
Color bombs. My weapon of choice.
Go Orange
Go Orange
Could this be more Pink?
Could this be more Pink?
He has a phone pouch-- genius.
He has a phone pouch– genius.
Caught throwing bombs
Caught throwing bombs
Everything is purple. Everything is purple.
Everything is purple. Everything is purple.
Meet the newest member of the blue man group!
Meet the newest member of the blue man group!
Ironically, my bib was the only thing that stayed clean!
Ironically, my bib was the only thing that stayed clean!
Face of RAD
Face of RAD
So this is where they keep the ammo...
So this is where they keep the ammo…
Blue bombs
Blue bombs
Green bombs
Green bombs
Made it out alive
The blasting station. Really, really yellow.
Rad Since Forever.
Rad Since Forever.

…And by the end of the 5k you’ll have the rainbow  boogers to show for it.

 

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REWIND: Hip-Hop Should Be LIVE. LA Duo ‘YRF’ Proves It.

I could care less about what you’re doing (or say you’re doing) in the studio– hip-hop should be live!  Continue reading