Shot by @allendanielphoto
Hey Allen! How has life in LA? What has been happening?
Life is great here in LA. Its been a crazy 3 years! I’ve done my best to keep my head down, set goals, and make things happen for my career.
I’m just getting back in the swing of things after New York Fashion Week & Liberty Fairs Las Vegas.
You shoot a range of styles. What fashion styles do you personally like?
Thank you! It’s important to keep things diverse. I’m comfortable shooting contemporary, high-end streetwear, and anything in between. If it’s forward thinking and catches my eye, I am going to want to shoot it.
Any advice for up and coming photographers? What would you tell your younger self if you could go back 5 years?
Don’t worry about what others are doing. Focus on what YOU would like to be doing. Create your own path instead of following in someone else’s footsteps. Shoot EVERYDAY! Get to know your craft & don’t be afraid to step outside your comfort zone. NEVER stop networking & building relationships.
Are there any locals brands popping up that you are digging?
The homies at PSC (Pocket Square Clothing) are always impressing me with the things they are creating. It’s essentially a one-stop shop for a custom suit, dress shirt, tie, and any other accessory a man might need. Also, my friends at 2120 Handcrafted Footwear are killin’ it with their line. Their shoes have a goodyear welt, are entirely made by hand, and produced with high-quality leather. They get even better looking as they age.
Where do you draw inspiration from?
I draw my inspiration from the cities I visit and the people I meet. Conversations with friends are the best way to externalise my visions & editorial magazines are a great way to celebrate other creatives.