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

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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.

Happy Winter…

Posted in Ali Rahimi, Behind the scenes, Fashion, New Work, Outtakes, Peeps by tokyphotography on December 26, 2010

Happy Holidays to all. Below check out my new ad for Mon Atelier. It’s in the current (Winter, 2011) issue of Martha Stewart Weddings.

Martha Stewart Weddings, Winter 2011.

 

Photo: Toky Photography

Makeup: Sundeep Morrison

Hair: Joseph Orozco

Model: Sarah Bradford

*A special thanks to Ali Rahimi for picking this shot to run as his 2011 ad. Sometimes you shoot stuff for magazines or clients that is just a ‘job’ or you don’t particularly love the shot they selected, but in this case non of those things apply as I -LOVE- this shot, so I couldn’t be happier that a bunch of people get to see an ad with a photo I took, that I happen to be really proud of. The shot is part of the series En Noir et Blanc. (check it out in full at TokyPhotography.com)

Below a Behind-the-scenes shot from that shoot.

Behind the Scenes, Mon Atelier shoot

 

Catching up…

I realize my blogging has not been as active as earlier…. I am kindarealbusy preparing a new venture that I will be able to share really soon… but in the meantime, here are some updates!

-After the “Spirit of the Long Beach Marathon” Photo Essay, the New York Daily news featured a little piece on their Running Dialogue section about my project! (read full piece)

-The latest “New Clothing Wear in Collaboration with Toky Photography” t-shirt is available now at Local Collection at the Glendale Gallery and online soon. Here are a few behind-the-scenes photos of the making of:

Making shirts at Grow Your Own Media Labs...

California Home + Design Magazine

-Also…on Newsstands now the Nov/Dec issue of California Home + Design with a cover photo by yours truly + whyrhymer.

Also inside the Magazine:

-2010 Hit List: Glass Series No. 4 Lamp by Brandon Morrison

-2010 Hit List: Kalifornia Rocker by Brandon Morrison

The Spirit of the Long Beach Marathon

Posted in Marathons, New Work, Photo Essay, Running, Toky Photography by tokyphotography on October 19, 2010

The Spirit of the Long Beach Marathon

 

Once again, yours truly Toky Photography took it to the streets to capture the experience of running a marathon. This time, Long Beach, CA.

Check it out at the new Spirit of the Marathon Blog, created by me.

http://spiritofthemarathon.tumblr.com/post/1349464518/long-beach-marathon-photo-essay

 

California Homes Magazine

Posted in Collaboration, New Work, Published, The Furniture Maker, Toky Photography, whyrHymer by tokyphotography on October 3, 2010

 

Sept 2010 Issue

 

Check out the Sept 2010 Issue of California Homes Magazine for a new Toky Photography tearsheet. Featuring the awesome work of Brandon Morrison of whyrHymer. I’ve know Brandon for many years and have photographed his Furniture & Lamps for a long time. His eye for detail in his furniture photos has influenced my still life and product photography and has helped me work with other designers (in different disciplines) with a better understanding of what they (designers) are after when their 3D creations/pieces need to become 2D digital images for promotions, websites, line-sheets, etc…

Aside from that, I’ve collaborated with Brandon extensively in other projects, such as the Music Videos we’ve been directing recently. Also, you might recognize him as “The Furniture Maker” from my photo series of that name. Make sure you pick up a copy of the magazine and read the article.

In the meantime you can visit his website:

http://www.whyrhymer.com (make sure to check out the video section for some cool videos Brandon has made)

and you can follow him on Twitter @whyrhymer

 

California Homes Magazine September 2010 issue. Photo by: Toky Photography.... (Look B!, you finally made it to the "September issue"... okay... "a September issue ;-)"

 

New Website, New Marathon Photo Essay, New Music Video!

Posted in Fashion, Marathons, models, music, New Work, Photo Essay, Running, Toky Photography, Website by tokyphotography on September 13, 2010

New stuff to share:

-Check out my new website!

The new TokyPhotography.com

I was in the mood for something simpler, cleaner, easier to navigate and load. I -loved- my old website, but this new one navigates much better and it’s better organized. Please check it out.

-On the new site, check out my new work. There are new images in almost every section: Advertising, Beauty, Editorial, Fashion & Music. Also a new series: En Noir et Blanc. (love love love… hope you will too)

-On the new site as well, check out the new music video! (you can also see it on my Vimeo or Youtube)

-Last but not least, for all my running buddies and readers… I’m gearing up for my next Marathon/Photo Essay: October 17th in Long Beach! Cannot. Wait. So. Excited. I’m trying to make it to Chicago as well on October 10. But depends on $. We shall see.

-The Long Beach Marathon photo essay will be posted at the Spirit of the Marathon Photo Essay website on October 19th. I have lots of goodies planned for that photo essay, so stay tuned.

I hope you all had a great summer….

xo.

tp.

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).

Remember “Fashion Photography”?

Posted in Ali Rahimi, Fashion, New Work, Peeps, Photo Essay, Still-life, Toky Photography by tokyphotography on July 10, 2010

Dress: Ali Rahimi for Mon Atelier

Dress: Ali Rahimi for Mon Atelier

Dress: Ali Rahimi for Mon Atelier

Dress: Ali Rahimi for Mon Atelier

Some new shots I just did for Mon Atelier. What ever happened to this style of Fashion Photography?!

I’m bringing it back!