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Nov 19, 2014

HASH TAGS AND STREET MEETS :: #STREETMEETCHICAGO

By: Van Styles

Whoa, what a trip. Sorry for the delayed re-cap of our Street Meet in Chicago. Upon returning to L.A., I had to jump into a big move for V/SUAL. We quickly outgrew our humble warehouse/office and needed a new home. Luckily, we found one so I had to do some moving. All went well and […]

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Nov 13, 2014

Selfie Sessions :: Sara Malakul Lane

By: Van Styles

It has been a minute since I posted a new Selfie Sessions segment. So who better to bring it back with than Sara Malakul Lane. During our day of shooting, I decided to hand her my Leica T to see what she could do with it when unleashed in front of a mirror in a […]

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Oct 30, 2014

The Air Up There :: Aerial Photography with Copter Pilot

By: Van Styles

As someone who loves photography, I am always looking at ways to expand my techniques in the art form. In my mind, a photographer should be able to shoot any type of subject matter that crosses his or her lens. I have had the good fortune to travel around and shoot everything from models to […]

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Oct 21, 2014

Visualizing :: Asa Akira

By: Van Styles

Being able to do what you love is a beautiful thing. Now to be able to share that with friends is even better. So when it came time to pick someone to do a collab with for V/SUAL Fall ’14, I immediately knew I wanted it to be with Asa Akira. She and I have […]

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Oct 15, 2014

Test Shot :: Chelsea Payne

By: Van Styles

Greetings and salutations everyone. I am back to bring you a new test shot segment. This time it is going to be with a Brit by the name of Chelsea Payne. I had met Chelsea at a gallery event over at the Leica Store in West Hollywood. She was actually working the event as a […]

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Oct 7, 2014

Back to the Beach :: Miami, Florida :: Pt. 2

By: Van Styles

To wrap up my trip to one of my most favorite cities, here’s a collection of images. Rather than keep myself confined to my hotel room, I opted to get out and about to try and get some different shots of the MIA. Between getting some good vantage points for long exposures and cruising a […]

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Sep 30, 2014

Test Shot :: Harley Gusman

By: Van Styles

Happy Tuesday, everyone. Figured I would kick off this new week with a new Test Shot segment. Today, I will be featuring a beauty by the name of Harley Gusman. I think we originally became aware of each other through the popular platform of Instagram. We messaged about linking up to shoot but one way […]

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Sep 25, 2014

Bring the Rain :: Nicole Mejia

By: Van Styles

While out in Miami, one of my main objectives was to link up with Nicole to shoot for a project. If you have ever been to Miami especially in the summer, then you know it has random storms through out the day. So it wasn’t too surprising that while shooting a set on the roof […]

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Sep 22, 2014

BACK TO THE BEACH :: Miami, Florida :: PT. 1

By: Van Styles

It is no secret that I am in love with going to Miami. In fact, anytime I can find a excuse to make it out there I go. So recently I had just a reason. I wanted to shoot with Nicole Mejia for a upcoming project, so once again I was on a flight heading […]

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Sep 15, 2014

Test Shot :: Bianca Morales

By: Van Styles

Hi there, everyone. Back again on this glorious Monday with a new Test Shot segment. Today, I am going to be bringing you some photos from my shoot with Bianca Morales out while out in Miami. On my flight over I had texted a make-up artist I work with out there about any girls she […]

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Sep 9, 2014

Abandonment Issues :: Gary, Indiana

By: Van Styles

While out in Chicago, trashhand suggested we go shoot out in Gary, Indiana. Definitely a change of pace from the city life. We drove about 40 minutes out of town and arrived at said city. Now, trash mentioned to me that this place was run down, but I was definitely not prepared for what was […]

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Sep 3, 2014

Urban Legends :: Shooting Chicago with trashhand

By: Van Styles

This summer was a busy one as far as traveling went for me. Since I am now in my studio, I thought it would only be right to properly re-cap some of my trips. I am going to start with Chicago. I had not been there since cruising through on a skate tour back in […]

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Aug 29, 2014

Ice Cream in SoHo :: Monica Alvarez

By: Van Styles

One of my favorite types of shoots to do when I am out of town is to just walk around the city – and in that moment take pics with a model. Don’t get me wrong, staying at a nice high rise hotel and working with a girl in that setting has its pros, but […]

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Aug 26, 2014

High Times :: Alina Li

By: Van Styles

Sometimes in this world of photography, you need to remind yourself it is all for fun and the love. This is supposed to be a art form that makes you happy. In spirit of this ideology, I thought I would post this set from when I had shot with Alina Li. It was the final […]

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Aug 21, 2014

Test Shot :: Kyra Santoro

By: Van Styles

What is up, everybody. My apologies for the lack of updates. I have been traveling around for the past week and a half. But I did make sure to set aside some photos for all of you when I had a chance. This is long overdue, but here is a new Test Shot segment with […]

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Aug 13, 2014

Directors of Photography :: Dilated Peoples

By: Van Styles

I remember when I was younger and Tuesdays would roll around, I would get so excited. You know new music Tuesdays, the day that record companies/music groups decide to release new albums. For some reason, it seemed like there was so much good stuff releasing years ago. I don’t feel that way today, but then […]

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Aug 11, 2014

Test Shot :: Toni Collado

By: Van Styles

Sometimes we all can get by with a little help from our friends. That was a very important message The Beatles once said. This was very true the other month when my buddy Daniel Wheatly brought to my attention this idea of shooting a girl by the name of Toni Collado. When I started to […]

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Aug 7, 2014

Focal Length :: Zeiss 15mm 2.8

By: Van Styles

If you are anything like myself, you are always curious about lenses. I got asked pretty often on my Tumblr my opinion of certain focal lengths. Now I believe to each their own. What works for me for one area of photography might not be the same as the next man, and that is the […]

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Aug 5, 2014

A Friendship of a Lifetime :: RIP Christian S. Mann

By: Van Styles

I am not too sure where to start with this post, so please bear with me if this seems scattered at all. You see, I have been riding a wave of emotions since last week. Maybe even longer, but they have all collectively come together as of late. Last Thursday someone who was very dear […]

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Jul 31, 2014

Fun City Tattoo :: N.Y.C.

By: Van Styles

Whenever I am out in N.Y. and running around with 13th Witness, chances are we are going to end up at Fun City Tattoo. Located at St. Marks Place in Manhattan, it has become a sort of Cheers if you will for 13th and Jason Goldwatch. It has an amazing vibe to the shop that, […]

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Jul 28, 2014

Manic Monday :: Jayden Jaymes

By: Van Styles

It’s just another manic Monday. Lyrics written from the popular ’80s song still stand true today. What better way to help us all get on with the start of another work week than some photos with not only my good friend, but The Hundreds. That’s right, Jayden Jaymes is back in front of my camera […]

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Jul 25, 2014

STREET MEET NEW YORK

By: Van Styles

N.Y. can be a crazy place. With the hustle and bustle of everyday life in a massive metropolis such as this, it is hard not to. But what do you get when you mix The Hundreds, 13th Witness, and a mob of photographers who are ready to hit this urban jungle equipped with just about […]

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Jul 16, 2014

Monochromatic :: Mercedes Edison

By: Van Styles

Black and white is such a beautiful format. Aside from the classic and timeless feel it has with photography, I find it can be a lot easier to absorb. Without color, I think people can see the picture more directly without having to process the colors one photo can have. While being beautiful, it can […]

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Jul 15, 2014

Skate Mentality :: Muay Thai

By: Van Styles

One of the raddest things I have seen firsthand is the influence skateboarding can have on one’s life. From their outlook and approach to things. The ability to take that same feeling from skating and then be able to apply it to another interest or part of your life can be challenging, but I think […]

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Jul 7, 2014

Test Shot :: Slam Dat

By: Van Styles

One of the things I love is the ability to network in real life. Sure, through social media it is always amazing when you sit back and look at how two people link up for a project. But when I had the chance to shoot with Michelle Maturo’s friend Samantha a.k.a. Slam Dat, it came […]

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Jul 1, 2014

Seeing Red :: Tianna G

By: Van Styles

Progression is a awesome thing to witness, especially first hand. It is a trip to think about the first time I shot with Tianna and shared the photos here with all of you, and see how she has grown as a model and a brand. It might not make sense to some, but in reality […]

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Jun 28, 2014

Uprise Skate Shop in Chicago

By: Van Styles

One of my favorite things to do when I get to travel out and about to different cities is stop in at skate shops to check things out. I think from hanging out at a few growing up in the early ’90s is why the idea of what I remember as a skate shop holds […]

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Jun 23, 2014

Test Shot :: Elizabeth Hernandez

By: Van Styles

There is something to those sayings we hear throughout life. You know: “I was there at the right place at the right time” or “Everything happens for a reason.” Sayings like these proved true while out in N.Y. recently. I had a chance to link up with my pal Elizabeth and shoot. Now her and […]

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Jun 21, 2014

TODAY IN LA :: Go Skateboarding Day with Huf

By: Van Styles

While I am currently in Chicago on Go Skateboarding Day 2014, I did have the opportunity to help out with one of my favorite brands for a commercial promoting their event on this glorious day. The good people of Huf asked Tianna G and myself to be apart of a fun skit they were shooting […]

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Jun 19, 2014

Battle at the Berrics 7 :: PROS VS. JOES

By: Van Styles

Last Friday was that time of year for the annual Battle at the Berrics. It is really awesome to think that this was the 7th year of the famed flat ground only contest that has since become a cult phenomenon within today’s youth culture of skateboarding. And if you haven’t been living under a rock […]

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Jun 18, 2014

Selfie Sessions :: Crystal Tillman

By: Van Styles

What do you get when you give Crystal Tillman a Sony RX100 and a mirror? A new Selfie Session for all of us to enjoy! I feel like you can definitely tell a girl’s point of view or outlook through a selfie. Some see themselves as extremely sexy, some are quirky, and others are just […]

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Jun 15, 2014

Cruising with Chelsea

By: Van Styles

With how fast the internet moves, sometimes I forget to appreciate how awesome it is. Sure it has a lot of downsides to it, but it definitely has some amazing plus sides. Growing up in a era pre-social media/networks and pretty much the internet for that matter, I remember how hard it could be to […]

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Jun 11, 2014

Selfie Sessions :: Francesca Aiello

By: Van Styles

What’s up everyone. I am here to bring you all a new installment of Selfie Sessions. This time it is with Francesca Aiello of Frankie’s Bikinis. I like seeing what a girl can do with a camera in a simple setting utilizing nothing but a mirror, some lighting, and herself. And who knows why, but […]

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Jun 6, 2014

Flawless in N.Y.C.

By: Van Styles

After Germany, I decided to stick around in N.Y. for a few days before flying back to L.A.  I will take any excuse to have an extended stay in the big apple. On this trip, I got to link up with known jeweler Mr. Flawless. The introduction came through my buddy Ivan. He mentioned that […]

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Jun 5, 2014

Seeing Sights :: Giessen, Germany Part 3 in B&W

By: Van Styles

My final day in Giessen had arrived. But with our flight not leaving till later in the afternoon, the good people from Leica Craft and myself decided to go for a stroll around the area. This seemed like a good time to bring out my Monochrom and do some street shooting. We ventured off to […]

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Jun 4, 2014

Adam Bombing with Danielle Sharp

By: Van Styles

The collab V/SUAL had done with The Hundreds featuring Danielle Sharp has been out for sometime now. Due to my hectic schedule, it just now dawned on me that I never posted any photos from that shoot. Rather than let them go to waste sitting on my hard drive I felt like better late then never and […]

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Jun 2, 2014

Seeing Sights :: Giessen, Germany part 2

By: Van Styles

Driving from Giessen to Wetzlar you cannot help but notice how beautiful the countryside is. Especially when just coming from a metropolis such as New York. It was a given that I was going to document my views during this car ride to try to give you all a idea of what I witnessed on […]

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May 30, 2014

Seeing Sights :: Giessen, Germany :: Part 1

By: Van Styles

While out in Germany for the opening of the Leitz Park, I stayed in a town not too far from Wetzlar named Giseen. While it may not have been a more known location like Berlin or Frankfurt I was still curious to wander around the town to what visuals it had to offer. So after […]

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May 27, 2014

100 Years of Leica

By: Van Styles

I recently had the opportunity to head out to Wetzlar, Germany, to attend the celebration of Leica Camera turning 100. I wasn’t sure what to expect, other than I had heard they recently finished their new headquarters, which from the few photos I had seen online looked amazing. Now I have never been to any […]

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May 20, 2014

Test Shot :: Softest Hard

By: Van Styles

Hello all. Hope you have been well. Back with a new test shot segment. This time with a young transplant to the L.A. area that goes by the name Softest Hard. We had connected through the glorious internet for a photo shoot one day but it turns out we were supposed to have met earlier […]

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May 12, 2014

Defying Convention :: 20 Years of DC Curated By Mike Blabac

By: Van Styles

This past friday DC Shoes held a photo event titled DEFY CONVENTION. Celebrating 20 years of DC via photographs (curated by Mike Blabac) showcasing the various life styles that they embrace. Mike had personally texted me that day to swing by. Since I was already in the downtown area I headed out a little after the […]

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May 7, 2014

Photogenic :: Karrueche

By: Van Styles

Back with a new photogenic segment for all of you this week. This time it is featuring the ever-so-popular Karrueche who by now you all know graced the cover of the The Hundreds Summer ’14 issue. I think by looking at some of my favorite shots from this day of shooting with her, you can […]

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May 5, 2014

M.I.Aye :: Part 3 :: Miami in Black & White

By: Van Styles

It is always a great feeling to wake up in a city you are visiting with a open agenda. I often find myself in these cool locations but am bound a shoot schedule of some sort. Not this day. I realized my day was cleared so I headed to the downtown Miami area to do […]

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May 1, 2014

Test Shot :: Kush Suicide

By: Van Styles

The opportunities that can arise from technology these days is just awesome. Whether it be connecting with someone who shares like-minded views on a forum or just old fashioned e-mails, it is all rad. Case in point, on one of my Miami trips I had the opportunity to link up and shoot with an ethnic […]

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Apr 29, 2014

Leica Craft x The Seventh Letter

By: Van Styles

Last friday was a fun night. Aside from being the end of another work week the good people at The Seventh Letter got together with Leica Craft to have a fun time featuring cameras, art, and good people. With the launch of the the Leica T system on Thursday, the movement was kept in motion with a show featuring some cool […]

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Apr 28, 2014

M.I.Aye :: Part 2 at The Asylum

By: Van Styles

For my next day in Miami I expressed a interest to my friend Mayleen about checking out a place I had been hearing about. Most people called it the “Asylum” and claimed that it used to be a mental hospital that has been run down for sometime now – making it a home to graffiti […]

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Apr 24, 2014

M.I.Aye :: part 1

By: Van Styles

So after my visit to Hawaii I was home for about 48 hours before heading off to another trip. This time back to one of my favorite locations: Miami, FL. I had not been back since Art Basel in December, and to be honest, I think I prefer the city when it is off season. […]

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Apr 23, 2014

Leica Arts & Crafts

By: Van Styles

There are some moments in life that make you feel like a kid again. It might be meeting a famous basketball player you grew up idolizing. Perhaps it is the smell of that one dish your mom used to cook for you when you were a kid. For me, that feeling came recently from having […]

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Apr 18, 2014

Test Shot :: Maria C

By: Van Styles

T.G.I.F. everyone! Since it is the end of the work week, I wanted to kick the weekend off on a good note. So what better way to do that than to bring you a new Test Shot segment. This feature will be on a girl I got to shoot by the name of Maria aka […]

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Apr 17, 2014

Hawaiian Recap :: Pt. 3

By: Van Styles

For my last day in Oahu, I linked up with Josh from 808 skate shop via Scotty. It was awesome to hang out and get to know Josh, especially finding out he was on the tail end of 118 board shop when it was still around. I mentioned to him I wanted to see a side of […]

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Apr 14, 2014

Selfie Sessions :: Nicole Mejia

By: Van Styles

I hope everyone had a great weekend. I am currently in Miami at the moment doing some shoots with some cool models out here. Which made me think that it would be a nice way to break up my photo recap of my trip to Hawaii posts. And since I had the chance to shoot […]

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Apr 11, 2014

Hawaiian Recap :: Part 2

By: Van Styles

For my second day out in Oahu I decided to take a drive up to the North Shore to see what sights I would see along my way. I strolled turtle beach… but didn’t see any turtles sunbathing sadly. I cruised around till I stumbled upon the Dole pineapple fields which were pretty fun to […]

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Apr 10, 2014

Hawaiian Recap :: Part 1

By: Van Styles

Last week I had the good fortune of being able to visit the island of Oahu in Hawaii. I had not been to our 50th state probably since being 11 or 12 on the standard family vacation. I was thinking of where I would like to travel that is a little different from my normal […]

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Apr 7, 2014

Test Shot :: Savannah K

By: Van Styles

While up in S.F. for The Hundreds Street Meet I got a e-mail from a beauty from Santa Cruz by the name of Savannah. She had noticed I was in town and expressed a interest in shooting with me while up in the Bay Area. I honestly had not intention of shooting any models, thinking […]

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Apr 4, 2014

Hawaii 5 Oh

By: Van Styles

If you have been following me on my social media networks then you might have noticed I am in Hawaii. I have not been here in 20 years and going to use this time to see what photos I can produce. I will admit, it is a little hard out here to rush to a […]

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Mar 31, 2014

Photogenic :: Monica Alvarez

By: Van Styles

Just another manic Monday. With that said here are some photos from when I had shot with Monica Alvarez. I know our photos during the snow storm on the balcony were a hit but I think you will enjoy these shots. My buddy Louie was kind enough to let us shoot at his place in […]

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Mar 29, 2014

Leica Craft x Stash

By: Van Styles

Last night was the beginning of a new relationship. One of the world’s oldest and most decorated camera brands Leica held its first showing with famed N.Y.C. graffiti artist Mr. Stash. Held at their Los Angeles store, they were showcasing Stash’s first ever photo works, which were featured in black and white. His images were shot in various locations […]

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Mar 28, 2014

SXSWestside :: Pt. 4

By: Van Styles

One of the coolest things about meeting new people and building relationships with these people are the fun opportunities that come along. Such as while in Austin, TX, getting a text from Jason Goldwatch about coming out to do photos at the Mass Appeal event. Before even hearing the line-up my answer was yes, but then I […]

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Mar 25, 2014

SXSWestside :: Pt. 3

By: Van Styles

The next morning I woke up to amazing scents coming from the kitchen. Jesse and Eric of Free Range L.A. were busy getting breakfast going as well as cooking up lunch for the HUF house gifting suite going on this day. I was awesome to have a house party vibe for such a event. Good music, food, […]

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Mar 24, 2014

SXSWestside :: Pt. 2

By: Van Styles

Starting my first full day in Austin, I decided to cruise around the city and take some snapshots. I knew it was going to get pretty hectic in the next few days and walks like these weren’t going to be that easy. Being a fan of street photography, I had a fun day of snapping […]

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Mar 20, 2014

Cherry Popping

By: Van Styles

So I know you all are expecting another post from SXSW, but last night was the premier of Supreme’s first official video titled “cherry.” Directed by William Strobeck and filled with a lot of talented skaters, it was definitely a treat. I loved how it was not following traditional formulas of most skate videos, but […]

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Mar 19, 2014

SXSWestside

By: Van Styles

Sorry for the lack of posting last week. I was out in Austin, TX, for SXSW. I had gone the year before with the good folks of The Hundreds and got my first taste of what was a fun time. This year I decided to go on my own to see what adventures I could […]

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Mar 11, 2014

Contrast :: Iesha Marie

By: Van Styles

I have to say, black and white is one of my favorite ways to capture a photo. There’s something simplistic and timeless about it. I was going through some photos I had shot of Iesha Marie on a trip to Miami and decided I wanted to share a set here with all of you. These […]

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Mar 10, 2014

Test Shot :: Paola Urbano

By: Van Styles

Hope you all had a fun weekend. I thought starting the week off with a Test Shot segment didn’t seem like a bad idea. Today, we will be featuring Paola Urbano, a young model from Miami, FL. I had been referred to her through Iesha and I know she would never refer someone to me […]

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Mar 7, 2014

Golden Globe Trotting

By: Van Styles

With award season wrapping up in LA for the time being, I decided to go through some images I had taken out at the 1 OAK location in Los Angeles. On the night of these photos, I had been invited by Diddy to come out and be his photographer for his Golden Globes after party. […]

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Mar 5, 2014

Test Shot :: Mercedes Edison

By: Van Styles

Welcome to this week’s test shot. Today, I am going to feature a model from the U.K. by the name of Mercedes Edison. I had a chance to meet her while on a trip to New York a few months back. While going through the photos we did, I felt this set was a good […]

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Mar 3, 2014

Visions of Vegas :: Part 4 :: Nas Live at 1 Oak

By: Van Styles

What would Vegas be without a little fun right? When I heard that Nas was going to perform at 1 Oak I immediately called my friend Sherry out in N.Y. who works with 1 Oak out there and asked if she could help me out. I am not the biggest fan of lines and the […]

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Feb 28, 2014

Visions of Vegas :: Part 3

By: Van Styles

Here are some more portraits I shoot while on the floor of Agenda. Stunnaman in full effect. Ladies’ man Tal looking like he had a good night’s rest. Hi Melissa. Ron from Primitive. Anna from Staple. What up, Benny Gold. Even Tianna G made it out to Vegas. And looked who I bumped into in […]

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Feb 27, 2014

Visions of Vegas :: Part 2

By: Van Styles

So the first day of The Agenda Show arrived and I went down to the floor to check things out. I knew I was going to see some friendly faces and thought I would bring my Leica out again, but this time I put on my Noctilux 50mm 0.95. I had a feeling it would […]

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Feb 26, 2014

Visions of Vegas :: Part 1

By: Van Styles

As I mentioned in my last post of Ashlyn, I was out in Las Vegas last week for Agenda. I made the 3-4 hour drive with my buddy Trashhand to spend a few days in Sin City. It is always a good opportunity to make it out to these gatherings. Not just for my brand […]

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Feb 25, 2014

Test Shot :: Ashlyn Coray

By: Van Styles

Sorry for the lack of updates last week, everyone. It was Agenda Vegas and well… it was Vegas. To kick off some new content for this week, I felt it was only right to bring back a new test shot segment. This time I’m featuring a model from Southern California by the name of Ashlyn […]

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Feb 14, 2014

Test Shot :: Laura Elisa

By: Van Styles

Keeping this week moving, I am back with a new test shot segment. I have been sitting on these photos of Laura Elisa for a month or so and figured now is a good time to share them with all of you. Her and I have been in contact with each other for awhile now, […]

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Feb 11, 2014

Photogenic :: Alysha Nett 2.10.14

By: Van Styles

A new week is here and I thought I would share some photos from when I got to shoot with the infamous Alysha Nett. This beauty is no stranger to The Hundreds nor the whole industry of streetwear for that matter. Aside from being a hustler in her own right with her modeling career, she […]

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Feb 6, 2014

Step Masters

By: Van Styles

Growing up in LA as a skateboarder is probably one of the main reasons why I have been love with hip-hop for 20-plus years. The soundtracks to those videos led me to discover a sound created by artists that pulled me in. Now, I am not talking about what you would hear on the radio […]

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Feb 5, 2014

Test Shot :: Monica Alvarez

By: Van Styles

I love it when a plan comes together. That is such a awesome saying, but since I don’t really plan stuff, I am just happy when a great shoot comes together. Such was my time taking photos with Monica Alvarez. She was another great addition to my recent N.Y. trip. Our mutual friend Kirill was […]

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Jan 29, 2014

Been Frank

By: Van Styles

Whenever I am out in N.Y.C., I try to catch up with as many people as I can. I figured it would be fun to stop by the office space of Frank 151 to say hi to Uncle Paulie. Paulie has been doing some great work with an already great magazine, so I was curious […]

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Jan 27, 2014

Ms. New Booty :: Jen Selter

By: Van Styles

Aside from being able to go out into a snow storm and shoot with 13th Witness and friends, I had some other good opportunities pop up while on my recent trip to the Big Apple. One of which was the opportunity to shoot photos with one of the most popular girls on the web right […]

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Jan 24, 2014

Storm Troopers

By: Van Styles

If you live in the New York City area then you’re aware of the snow storm that just hit a couple of days ago. Lucky for me, I was in town for it, and got to go out with 13th Witness and the crew to capture the cold as it was happening. I was really […]

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Jan 20, 2014

Test Shot :: Haley Jade

By: Van Styles

So 2013 came and went. But not without giving me a chance to bring you guys a new test shot segment. This one is with Haley Jade, with whom I had the choice to shoot with before the end of the year. She had e-mailed me a few months back showing an interest in shooting […]

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Jan 15, 2014

Miami Times :: Part 7

By: Van Styles

For my final day I got to link up with Stephanie Rao for our shoot. I had extended my trip by one day for this, and had a feeling it was going to be good. I switched up hotels and was ready to go. We shot about 3-4 sets of pictures. With time to spare, […]

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Jan 13, 2014

Photogenic :: Jessie Andrews

By: Van Styles

While down in L.A. for an event, I got a text from my buddy Jessie Andrews. She was seeing what I was up to, and after alerting her to my location, she spontaneously suggested, “Let’s shoot!” This is one thing I love about her. It shows you how her creative mind works. I headed over […]

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Jan 12, 2014

Miami Times :: Part 6

By: Van Styles

Picking up where we left off with my Miami adventures, I didn’t go out one night, but instead fell asleep rather early. I woke up around 4:45 A.M. and couldn’t go back to slumberland. Rather than sit in my hotel room, I opted instead to go grab a early breakfast and catch a sunrise at […]

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Jan 7, 2014

Test Shot :: Stephanie Rao

By: Van Styles

While on my trip to Miami last month, I had the pleasure of meeting Stephanie Rao. She was initially brought to my attention by Iesha Marie. She had mentioned Stephanie was interested in shooting with me. Lucky for me, I bumped into her while out in Wynwood. Sometimes it’s hard to schedule a shoot when […]

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Jan 6, 2014

Miami Times :: Part 5

By: Van Styles

For this next day in the Sunshine State, I had a shoot scheduled with my bud Iesha Marie. We had some time before we were to link up, so I opted to go out and shoot some flicks around the hotel. The whole point of going out of town is to get lost sometimes, since […]

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Dec 31, 2013

Test Shot :: Amy-Jane Brand

By: Van Styles

Here we are with a new test shot segment for all of you. This time, it’s with Amy-Jane Brand. A beautiful blonde from Australia who, while traveling all over the U.S. for vacation, had contacted me about linking up and shooting. I love having the chance to work with people who are from different regions. […]

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Dec 30, 2013

Miami Times :: Part 4

By: Van Styles

Part 4 of my trip to Miami is here and it is almost wrapping up. This day was a fun one, since I got to shoot with Nicole Mejia again. I believe you recently saw proof of the outcome from one of the sets of test shot segments with her. Well, here are some behind […]

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Dec 27, 2013

Visual x Jayden Jaymes

By: Van Styles

One of the great parts of starting out a new brand is coming up with fun projects that you can work on and share with everyone. Along with that is when you can do these projects with your friends and create something that we’re all are proud of. Enter Jayden Jaymes. I have been friends […]

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Dec 24, 2013

Miami Times :: Part 3

By: Van Styles

The new day started for me out in Miami. I set up a shoot with a Suicide Girl who goes by the name Kush, for obvious reasons. We scheduled a time for her to come over to my hotel room for a fun photo shoot. She was a lot shorter then I expected, but that […]

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Dec 23, 2013

Selfie Sessions :: Christy Mack

By: Van Styles

Just when I thought I was all out of photos from my shoot with Christy Mack, I remembered I had her do a quick selfie session with my sony rx-100 MII. And with this being Monday and all, I figured it was very fitting to put these out today. So enjoy some selfies with Christy, […]

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Dec 20, 2013

Miami Times :: Part 2

By: Van Styles

After getting settled into my hotel I was simply waiting on my brother from another mother Tim a.k.a. 13th Witness to get into town. I mean it makes the trip that much more fun to have of your good buds with you for some adventures. It also doesn’t hurt that we are both into photography […]

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Dec 18, 2013

Photogenic :: Crystal Tillman

By: Van Styles

Back again with a new photogenic segment for all of you. This time it’s with the beautiful Miami resident Crystal Tillman. This was a set we did during her visit to L.A. a few months ago. Although it is has been a minute since we shot these photos, they remind me of how fun this […]