Toky Photography

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

 

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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

Beauty Shoot

Posted in Beauty, models, New Work, Outtakes, Peeps, Toky Photography by tokyphotography on March 28, 2010

I’m going through a natural light phase… which surprises me a lot, because it’s very un-like me. Here are the results:

Chloe, Ziggy and Codie from Q Models

Ziggy from Q Models

Codie from Q Models

Chloe from Q Models

Ziggy, Codie and Chloe love being photographed by Toky Photography!

Photos: Toky Photography

Models: Chloe, Ziggy and Codie from Q Models

Hair: Joseph Orozco

Makeup: Kimberley Bosso

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Wonderful Machine

Posted in New Work, Outtakes, Peeps, Promotion, Toky Photography, Website, Wonderful Machine by tokyphotography on February 2, 2010

My wonderful peeps over at Wonderful Machine just sent me a promo they sent out of my work to all creatives. I love to see how other people see my work and the images they chose to promote it. I thought I would share it with all.

Wonderful Machine Promo

I think that Wonderful Machine, as an agency is on to something with the way they are doing things. Things are not the same in the business as they were 10 or 5 or 1 years ago. I’m happy to have my work promoted by people that are innovating in the way they do things.

Video

Posted in Behind the scenes, music, New Work, Outtakes, Peeps, Toky Photography, video by tokyphotography on January 23, 2010

Hard at work here at Toky Photography. This is a little teaser image from what I’ve been working during the past weeks. A music video! The finished product will be ready in a few weeks, but for now, a little teaser image.

James Bowers

Mark Salling from Glee

Posted in Behind the scenes, mark salling, music, New Work, Outtakes, Toky Photography, Website by tokyphotography on January 10, 2010

Just updated the cover of my website and the music section with photos of Mark Salling from Glee. Mark is really cool and a very talented musician who writes and performs his own music. I recommend his CD: Jericho/Smoke Signals. You can download it from iTunes of purchase it from his website. MarkSallingMusic.com

Here are a couple of outakes that didn’t make the main site:

Mark Salling photographed by Toky Photography

Mark Salling photographed by Toky Photography

Photos: Toky Photography

Grooming: Jessica Ahn

Styling: Jessica Willis for House Of Infinite Radness

Check out the behinf the scenes video of the shoot here:

New year, New work.

Posted in Behind the scenes, New Work, Outtakes, Toky Photography by tokyphotography on January 5, 2010

Back from a brief Holiday break. I hope everyone had a great start to the new year.

On the last week of 2009 I got to work on a really cool movie project. I can’t talk about it… but I can show you some behind the scenes images for now.

On Location

On Location

On Location

On Location

On Location

On Location

On Location

On Location

On Location

On Location

On Location

On Location

Shooting stills, behind the scenes and key art all at the same time is super fun and I find that the actors are more into the photography aspect of their movies if done while shooting the film. Since they are already in character it’s easier for them to shoot stills and key art than to have to play the role again in a photo studio for the key art.

On a side note, I didn’t include any photos of the night portion of the shoot. This day is THE COLDEST I’ve ever been in my life. I think my shutter finger froze at some point. Props to all the actors who were just wearing their t-shirts at night. End of side note.

More Syesha.

Posted in marco morante, music, New Work, Outtakes, Peeps, Syesha Mercado, Toky Photography by tokyphotography on December 11, 2009

Some more images with the lovely Syesha. Make sure to check her out on tour with Dreamgirls. http://www.dreamgirlsonstage.com/

New York, NY Apollo Theatre / November 7 – December 12, 2009

Baltimore, MD Hippodrome Theatre / December 16-27, 2009

Pittsburgh, PA Heinz Hall / December 29, 2009 – January 3, 2010

Milwaukee, WI Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Uihlein Hall / January 5-10, 2010

Minneapolis, MN Orpheum Theatre / January 12-17, 2010

Chicago, IL Cadillac Palace Theatre / January 19-31, 2010

Boston, MA Colonial Theatre / February 2-14, 2010

Columbus, OH Palace Theatre / February 16-21, 2010

Los Angeles, CA Ahmanson Theatre Music Center / February 25 – April 4, 2010

Seattle, WA Paramount Theater / April 6-11, 2010

Portland, OR Keller Auditorium / April 13-18, 2010

Costa Mesa, CA Orange County Performing Arts Center / April 20-May 2, 2010

Cincinnati, OH Aronoff Center / June 8-20, 2010

Philadelphia, PA Academy of Music – Kimmel Center / June 22-27, 2010

Syesha Mercado

Syesha Mercado

Syesha Mercado

Syesha Mercado

Syesha Mercado

Syesha Mercado

Syesha Mercado

Syesha Mercado

Syesha Mercado

Syesha Mercado

Syesha Mercado

Photos by: Toky Photography

Clothes: MarcoMarco

Styled: Marco Morante

Hair: Hector Pocasangre

Makeup: James Vincent

Behind the scenes with Mark Salling from Glee.

Posted in Behind the scenes, mark salling, music, New Work, Outtakes, Peeps, Toky Photography, video by tokyphotography on December 3, 2009

On YouTube.com

or on Vimeo.com

More to come from Mark’s shoot. In the meantime make sure to check out his website at MarkSallingMusic.com and on iTunes as well.

Syesha, behind the scenes

Posted in marco morante, Outtakes, Peeps, Toky Photography by tokyphotography on October 17, 2009

This is from my first shoot with Syesha. This is such a great behind the scenes shot that I don’t even consider that. I’ve always wanted to post it so here it goes.

Syesha Mercado getting a touch up from Hector

Syesha Mercado getting a touch up from Hector