Toky Photography

It’s going to be huge…

Posted in Fashion, Male Models, marco morante, models, New Work, Peeps, Syesha Mercado, Toky Photography by tokyphotography on July 9, 2011

Check out these screen-grabs from the new MarcoSquared.com website. Marco is one of the most talented designers I know and though he mostly designs for women he has created a new line of underwear for men. You will soon be able to purchase these, but in the meantime there is a very cool slide-show teaser of what’s to come on his website.

For those of you who don’t know, Marco is the man behind the wardrobe on the shoots I’ve done with Syesha Mercado (like this one)

Toky Photography for MarcoSquared.com

Toky Photography for MarcoSquared.com

Toky Photography for MarcoSquared.com

Toky Photography for MarcoSquared.com

Toky Photography for MarcoSquared.com

New Works Part II.

Posted in Baskit, Fashion, Male Models, models, New Work, Photo Essay, Toky Photography, We Are All Smith by tokyphotography on July 7, 2011

I’ve been working a lot with the awesome guys from BaskitWear for the last few months. Mostly shooting product and look book images which are always very simple and to the point. Recently they asked me to photograph their new ads/promo images in a creative setting. The basic idea was a rock-climbing trip. In came by buddy Jake who is a rock climber … and after a lot of planning … I did a great shoot with them. Just like my We Are All Smith look book shoot, I realize how much I enjoyed shooting “stories” that when seen together there is a visual thread but also each image can stand on its own as a single shot. Here’s a sneak peek of one of the shots that’s on the Baskit website now. More to come….

Toky Photography for BaskitWear.com

We are all Smith.

Posted in Fashion, Male Models, models, New Work, Noogie, Peeps, Ryan Paevey, Toky Photography, We Are All Smith by tokyphotography on March 6, 2011

For the past few months I’ve been a busy bee working on a new project, that now I finally get to reveal.

Check out http://www.weareallsmith.com

All the look book photos and all the products shots were photographed by yours truly.

While you are there, you might want to pick a shirt, or two, or three.

We Are All Smith Look Book.

We Are All Smith Look Book.

Ready to Wear!

Something I’ve been working on for a few months since I showed my work at Unique LA earlier this year…. a collaboration t-shirt line with New Clothing Wear that features my  photographs!

New Clothing Wear in Collaboration with Toky Photography T-Shirt.

New Clothing Wear in Collaboration with Toky Photography T-Shirt.

I met Kyle who designs the T-Shirts for New Clothing Wear at the Unique LA show a few months back. I was showing my “Against Nature” Cyanotypes and decided to go around and see what the other artists/vendors had to show before the doors opened. I saw Kyle at his booth with -THE- softest t-shirts I have ever touched in my entire life… we chatted for a bit and exchanged information. Then a few months later we got in touch and since my “Against Nature” series is printed on fabric, the ball started rolling about printing other photos of mine on fabric, particularly t-shirts… and… as they say, they rest is history.

Out first t-shirt features a film strip (actual 35mm black and white film if you were wondering) that I took a long time ago.

The t-shirt is Unisex and is available in both white and gray and can be purchased at the New Clothing Wear online store. Trust me, this t-shirt is soooo soft. It’s made of Kyle’s custom made fabric of 50% modal, 45% cotton and 5% spandex. Those of you who know about fabrics can already imagine the softness. I suggest XS, S and M for the ladies and L and XL for the dudes.

This is my first collaboration with Kyle and New Clothing Wear. We have another 2 t-shirts coming out soon… and… I have yet another fashion surprise I’m working on right now that will be out later this year 😉

For now, check out our t-shirts and buy one. It’s a limited run and they will not be available for long.

New Clothing Wear in Collaboration with Toky Photography T-Shirt.

Photos by, of course, Toky Photography 😉

For those of you who like to try things on… and live in Los Angeles… you can pick up a shirt at LOCAL COLLECTION at the Glendale Galleria. (and soon at other local stores).

More natural light

Posted in Male Models, New Work, Peeps, Toky Photography by tokyphotography on May 9, 2010

Still working with natural light on tests and personal work.

Photo: Toky Photography

Photo: Toky Photography

Photos: Toky Photography

Model: Nikola Kent

Grooming: Sundeep Morrison

New work

Posted in Anthony Merante, Male Models, models, New Work, Noogie, Peeps, Photogenics, Ryan Paevey, Toky Photography by tokyphotography on November 23, 2009

Just updated my website with my newest work.

Styled by: Marco Morante

Hair by: Noogie

Makeup by: Anthony Merante

Ryan Paevey for Schultz Jeans 2010

Ryan Paevey for Schultz Jeans 2010

Ryan Paevey for Schultz Jeans 2010

Ryan Paevey for Schultz Jeans 2010

Ryan Paevey for Schultz Jeans 2010

Ryan Paevey for Schultz Jeans 2010

Ryan Paevey for Schultz Jeans 2010

Ryan Paevey for Schultz Jeans 2010

Ryan Paevey for Schultz Jeans 2010

Ryan Paevey for Schultz Jeans 2010

Exhibit Photos

Posted in Against Nature, Exhibit, If life gives you lemons, Male Models, Toky Photography by tokyphotography on November 21, 2009

I’ve been meaning to post these since last week…  Photos from my photo exhibit on Nov 13-14.

A special thanks to Marco/Emilie/Ash/Hector from House of Infinite Radness for hosting the exhibit at their space. And also to Brandon Morrison (aka as whyrHymer) and Bish extraordinaire Amber Gress for designing the window display and lighting.

Against Nature Photo Exhibit

Against Nature Photo Exhibit

Against Nature Photo Exhibit

Against Nature Photo Exhibit

Against Nature Photo Exhibit

Against Nature Photo Exhibit

Against Nature Photo Exhibit

Against Nature Photo Exhibit

Against Nature Photo Exhibit

Against Nature Photo Exhibit

Art for every age! My little Sonia....

I am probably…

Posted in Against Nature, Exhibit, Male Models, models, New Work, Toky Photography by tokyphotography on November 2, 2009

I am probably going to talk a lot about my upcoming show “Against Nature” for the next 2 weeks…

This is one of the works that I will be showing:

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From the "Against Nature" series

Here’s a little website that I put together to promote the show.

http://www.tinyurl.com/againstnature

Pass it along (please, pretty please)

 

More images from my dry run

Posted in If life gives you lemons, Male Models, models, New Work, Outtakes, Toky Photography by tokyphotography on October 16, 2009

A couple more images from a “dry run” shoot.

Kamil from the Calypso Tumblers

Kamil from the Calypso Tumblers

Kamil from the Calypso Tumblers

Kamil from the Calypso Tumblers

The lesson: When in doubt of models pulling off complicated poses, hire an acrobat!

Sneak Peek…

Posted in Male Models, models, New Work, Outtakes, Toky Photography by tokyphotography on October 1, 2009

Yes, completely gratuitous.

For the past month I’ve been working on some jeans/t-shirt/underwear stuff for Schultz Jeans in the U.K. Lookbook, ads, etc… I’m all underweared out. But since all of you have fresh eyes. Here’s a sneak peek. Many more to come.

Sneak Peek No. 1

Sneak Peek No. 1