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Simon Rex aka Dirt Nasty Shoot for PFW

My friend Sarah has an amazing Instagram page called Porn For Women… Get your mind out of the gutter…It's all clothed photography… More like 'eye candy' for the ladies. She and I collaborated as I was on my way to shoot my buddy Simon (most down to earth actor/musician/celebrity you will ever meet).

This is just a sneak peak at the shoot.

LOOK BOOK DAY :)

Had one of the most amazing and professional experiences today! In less than 24 hours, Laura Longland (stylist) and I put together a total of 20 styles and shot 2 different look books in less than 6 hours. This amazing experience would never have happened without the additional help of our wonderful make up and hair artist Samantha Ward, lighting designer Peter Gibson… and of course Sophie Seymour (Two Management) & Sarah Malakul Lane (Elite Models)… Big ups to their respective bookers Emma Trim & Arturo Vega. Here are some of the looks…BCBG & BCBG Generations 2014.

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Last couple shoots ALL in one :)

So much shooting and editing…that it's been a while since I've posted. Here are some new shots from recent shoots. Enjoy!

Model: Brooke Eva - Make Up: Samantha Ward

I am quickly becoming a BIG fan of desaturation :)

My friend Patty shot at the Beverly Hills Hotel. MUAH: Karina Macias.

Model Morgan Hubbers sat in for a quick shoot with Make Up and Hair Artist Karina Macias.

Hell of a week :)

Been shooting quite a bit lately and editing just as much, here are some new pics from my last shoot with the stunning Holly Hicks at Nous Models.

The Muse Diaries Shoot...

Here is the main group photo we shot a couple weeks back for HauteStreet.com/Muse Diaries…photographed by yours truly…starring "The Muses" Joey Tierney, Blanda Eggenschwiler, Cara Santana, Lana Jolie Carlson & Mandana Biscotti…. more to come

S.Y.L.K shoot

Had a blast shooting for S.Y.L.K!

Thanks to my amazing models Sidney Allison and Lina Sav.

www.shopsylk.com

Industrial Saturday ( a Fashion Story)

This Saturday I was blessed to work with 2 amazing new models (Maggie & Ariel)...

Our goal was to capture a "Gritty Industrial Vibe" fashion story.

Photos: Mike Azria

Stylist: Chelsea Soden

Hair & Make Up: Whitney Greenstein

Models: Maggie M (Vision Management) & Ariel B (Wilhelmina Models)

Special Thanks to Peter Gibson & Mike "Yoshie"

H Lorenzo celebrates "New Object Research" project.

UK based artist Aitor Throup showcases a highly sophisticated 'art' clothing collection, surreal accessories, human size wire art... and illustrations. The crowd was live and the creations were intricate. 

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Left to Right:

Leran Hadar, Aitor Throup, Marine Azria

Images: Mike Azria Photography

Origami Records in Silverlake...

Spent the early part of my afternoon in a real cool indy record store in Silverlake. I had forgoten the authentic feel of what buying use to feel like... An intimate social experience. If that wasn't gift enough, a band started playing at 2 in the afternoon in their loft space while people shopped. Bottom line = AWESOME!!!

Top view of this little gem...

Customer checking out the impromptu band appearance.

The BAND...

It's a record store :)

A vinyl lover, checking out the albums.

Bohemian Birthday!!

I shot a Bohemian Themed Party this weekend...Though I dislike 'filters', I felt that the vintage look was an absolute necessity. These are the couple images that I am able to share :)

RETOUCHING THE PAST

In the last year... 

I have had the absolute pleasure and honor to work with some amazing models.

They have not only made my images beautiful, but also given me the opportunity to learn and grow in this wonderful medium called "photography"... 

One of my favorite things is to take a moment to revisit old shoots and find images that I might have skipped or had completely left behind in my run though. 

These are some of those shots. 

Chelsea having make up applied to her eye during our shoot together. One of those really nice moments.

image: Mike Azria

model: Chelsea Debo

make up: Whitney Greenstein

 

This was one of my favorite shoots ever.

The inspiration was Jean Luc Godard's "Breathless" 

with a bit of Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" 

Super happy with the results! :D

This close up of Monica Ollander is also one of my favorites. It's a cropped close up from a much wider image, but I loved the way it turned out.  

Brytny (yes, she spells it that way) was the 2nd or 3rd model I ever worked with. I was still shooting with a terrible camera and probably was a little over ambitious with my concept. I wanted to shoot her with  projections of images in the background as my only light. Needless to say, some of those turned out to be really cool/interesting.

From the same BRYTNY shoot, this image is a perfect example of what photographers call 'Noise'... I was forced to crank up the ISO on my crappy camera...which caused the image to be 'grainy' or 'noisy' if you will. That being said, I'm still very fond of this one :)

Would'a...should'a...could'a...

If I could go back in time (keep in mind this was only my 3rd photo-shoot ever!!! I would have lit her body more evenly so that the light would be completely even across her (horizontally)... I still like her vibe and the explosion in the background. It makes me happy to be overly ambitious, all the while taking a small failure and turning it into a solid learning experience.

 

RISK ROCK ART SHOW 11/02/2013

Back in the days when I was a teenager.... 

I knew a dude name RISK who had status and a pager :) 

Congrats to Risk One on his Art Show Opening night...

Good to see familiar faces from the past... in the present.

RISK*ROCK

 

Artist: RISK*ROCK...

Artist: RISK*ROCK...

MEAR ONE and his muse.

MEAR ONE and his muse.

MEAR*MUSE*SWAN

MEAR*MUSE*SWAN

HALLOWEEN WEST HOLLYWOOD 2013

Never been before... But after all of these years and only armed with a 35mm lens with no flash... I had quite an experience :D

 

This just speaks for it's self...lovely and manly :)

This just speaks for it's self...lovely and manly :)

Daft what..?!!

Daft what..?!!

Jesus Christ!!! Get off the road will ya'??? 

Jesus Christ!!! Get off the road will ya'??? 

5-0

5-0

Dear President... Thank you for stopping by during these hard times...

Dear President... Thank you for stopping by during these hard times...

What? I'm American... I swear

What? I'm American... I swear

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what's that you said my dear boy..? 

what's that you said my dear boy..? 

Get the F*$#! out of my way bitches! 

Get the F*$#! out of my way bitches! 

Solar powered

Solar powered

She fo' real....

She fo' real....

From fierce... 

From fierce... 

To sweet :D

To sweet :D

This guy make me want to grab a beer

This guy make me want to grab a beer

SFPD... are you carrying a concealed weapon??? 

SFPD... are you carrying a concealed weapon??? 

Con salsa pica...

Con salsa pica...

Uhhhmmmmm....

Uhhhmmmmm....

Intriguingly tall creature from my point of view.

Intriguingly tall creature from my point of view.

These are my homeys!!! Sort of...

These are my homeys!!! Sort of...

This costume was verrrrrry original this year :)

This costume was verrrrrry original this year :)

Want to go to space?,,, You gotta' start somewhere...

Want to go to space?,,, You gotta' start somewhere...

This reminds me of something my cousin would wear :D

This reminds me of something my cousin would wear :D

Where's your hot wife...bubble head???

Where's your hot wife...bubble head???

No comment...

No comment...

Think you're slick ninja??? Take that!!!

Think you're slick ninja??? Take that!!!

That could hurt...

That could hurt...

Come my friend... Join me and come to the Verizon side....

Come my friend... Join me and come to the Verizon side....

Say 'what' again... I dare you... I double dare you...

Say 'what' again... I dare you... I double dare you...

Saw these guy twice... kinda' liked them :)  

Saw these guy twice... kinda' liked them :)

 

Didn't even realize who they were supposed to be... until I uploaded these pics...ha, ha!

Didn't even realize who they were supposed to be... until I uploaded these pics...ha, ha!

She's making me rethink my feelings about Miley... 

She's making me rethink my feelings about Miley... 

Own it girls!!

Own it girls!!

Rad...Just rad...

Rad...Just rad...

The letters in the background are NOT meant to be there...! (Or are they???:)

The letters in the background are NOT meant to be there...! (Or are they???:)

FREAKY!!! COOL!!!

FREAKY!!! COOL!!!

Too much going on here... 

Too much going on here... 

Ahhh....my lovely X girlfriends :D

Ahhh....my lovely X girlfriends :D

Dude... you got something on your face.

Dude... you got something on your face.

There was at least a dozen hot dog stands there... but these sexy creatures of the night....well... thanks for the photo op girls... call me

There was at least a dozen hot dog stands there... but these sexy creatures of the night....well... thanks for the photo op girls... call me

Michael Myers is just scary... no matter what, where and when

Michael Myers is just scary... no matter what, where and when

Scooby-mom...

Scooby-mom...

This was a 70 year old lady...no joke

This was a 70 year old lady...no joke

Let's start in front shall we..?

Let's start in front shall we..?

This will complete our tour... 

This will complete our tour... 

ohhh really??? 

ohhh really??? 

These 2 deserved color..! Arryuuukkkaannn!!!!

These 2 deserved color..! Arryuuukkkaannn!!!!

Lovely people...really :)

Lovely people...really :)

Teddy wants to throw down... "you want some"???

Teddy wants to throw down... "you want some"???

The guy on the left is soooo pretty... the girl on the right... I would die for :) 

The guy on the left is soooo pretty... the girl on the right... I would die for :) 

ride'm you crazy guy!!!

ride'm you crazy guy!!!

how much cereal does DEATH eat really???

how much cereal does DEATH eat really???

no night is complete without Extra Terrestrial visits...

no night is complete without Extra Terrestrial visits...

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