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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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

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!

New Music Video

Posted in Behind the scenes, If life gives you lemons, music, New Work, Peeps, video by tokyphotography on July 1, 2010

I am hard at work editing the second music video I’ve directed. This is a totally different project than my first one (Celia, by James Bowers). I’m editing it slowly so it will be a few weeks before it’s done…. but in the meantime here are a few teaser images of “Forever” by the lovely Piper Hinson.

"Forever" by Piper Hinson

Fashion Served

Posted in Fashion, models, New Work, Peeps, Promotion, Toky Photography by tokyphotography on June 8, 2010

A big thanks to the peeps over at Fashion Served who have featured “Sometimes Catastrophes Become Trophies” and now two weeks later the images I did featuring Artstring. If you get a chance stop by their site and take a look at the creativity of what other folks are doing out there. Fashion Served is a neat website that selects the best fashion work featured on the Behance network and features it on their site.

Sometimes Catastrophes Become Trophies @ FashionServed.com

Artstring @ FashionServed.com

While you are there, please click on the blue circle that says “Click Here to Appreciate it” after the last photo on each page.

Artstring @ FashionServed.com

More New Work

Posted in Ali Rahimi, Fashion, models, New Work, Peeps, Toky Photography, Wonderful Machine by tokyphotography on May 24, 2010

This is one of my favorites from all my recent new work:

New Work

Photo: Toky Photography

Model: Samantha Colburn

Hair: Joseph Orozco

Makeup: Paige Quintanilla

Dress: Ali Rahimi for Mon Atelier

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