Fashion Photography: Behind the Scenes

This summer I interned for Erica Velasco Photographers. Erica is an amazing vintage style wedding photographer. We did two fashion photo shoots one was a vintage inspired shoot and the other was retro pool party glam. A preview of sorts:

Gil Scott-Heron | Musician and Poet

It was a shock to hear of the passing of this creative and talented man. I was fortunate to meet Mr. Scott-Heron last year at a show held in his honor on Martin Luther King Day. Gil Scott-Heron is credited as being the father of modern hip hop. He fused the spoken word with music in a manner that was later adopted by other artists. His work has been sampled by contemporary artists like Kanye West. During his set he spoke in detail about social issues and history. At one point during his set he gave a brief history of jazz. He was very concerned about young people and young artists. I found him to be incredibly warm and caring. He will definitely be missed while his legacy continues through his music and art.

Punk Rock Portraits

Tarea is a makeup artist and stylist. She’s multi-talented because she can sing too (or should I say ’cause she can sang).  She needed some creative photos to promote her music. We had fun hanging out in West Phoenix…it was a lovely afternoon indeed.

We decided to check out the railroad cars…

Everything was fine until the cops showed up and made us leave. Despite that little inconvenience, it was an amazing afternoon.

Vintage Photos for ManeEnvy Salon

For a final project I created some advertising/marketing pieces for a local small-business. Mane Envy is a new salon in West Phoenix…the owner decided she wanted a vintage inspired photoshoot showcasing some great hair.

ManeEnvy Salon – 303 West Van Buren Suite 103 Avondale, AZ 85323

phone: (623 882-3700 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            623 882-3700      end_of_the_skype_highlighting)

Urban Lifestyle and Destination

This project is for a Commercial Photography class. The task is to do something for Arizona travel/destination photography. I went a bit outside the box…I think my photos are more fashion and glamour inspired with a bit of destination at the end. The destination is Mesa Downtown at night. So you see some afternoon, outdoor, and night photography here.




Much thanks to my crew (Joe, V, Sarah, Rachel, and Desarie) for helping this project come to life.

xo ~Cynthia