Toky Photography

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

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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

 

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.

The Spirit of The San Francisco Marathon Part II

Posted in Photo Essay, Running, San Francisco, Toky Photography by tokyphotography on July 28, 2010

This is part II of The Spirit of The San Francisco Marathon. You can read part I here.

4:54:04 AM. Self portrait @ hotel just before stepping out.

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The Spirit of The San Francisco Marathon Part I

Posted in Marathons, Photo Essay, Running, San Francisco, Toky Photography by tokyphotography on July 27, 2010

Backstory:

I’ve completed three Los Angeles Marathons and one Nike Human Race. On my last LA Marathon back in March, I decided to take my camera with me and do a photo essay (see that post here). I posted it on my blog and tweeted about  it. Over the next few days my photo essay was seen by more than 6,000+ people (the Marathon had 26,000 runners) and was re-tweeted over and over again. The best part of it all was all the comments that people posted as replies to my photo essay as well as all the emails I received from runners that were grateful someone had done this for them as they could use it to show their families and friends what it was like on the course. It also helped me realize we all tend to have the same thoughts as we are running.

Since then I’ve wanted to go run different marathons across the USA and document the spirit of each city. Thanks from a little help from the organizers of the race, I present you: The Spirit of The San Francisco Marathon Part I (“Getting There”).

My flight was delayed 1:30 hrs because of "fog" in San Francisco.... Once we landed I could see what they meant.

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San Francisco Marathon… this Sunday.

Posted in If life gives you lemons, Photo Essay, Toky Photography by tokyphotography on July 23, 2010

Make sure you stop by the blog this Sunday/Monday for a full report & photo essay from San Francisco. I’m doing another photo essay like the one I did back in March for the LA Marathon (check that one out here).

Thanks to the lovely folks at the SF Marathon for this opportunity.

In the meantime here’s a little collage of pics from the LA Marathon.

LA Marathon 2010

New series: “Life”

Posted in New Work, Photo Essay, Still-life, Toky Photography by tokyphotography on April 5, 2010

Now for something a bit different…

A new still-life series: LIFE.

Veins (from the Latin vena) are blood vessels that carry blood towards the heart. Arteries carry oxygenated blood away from the heart. Blood is a specialized bodily fluid that delivers necessary substances to the body’s cells – such as nutrients and oxygen – and transports waste products away from those same cells.

It is estimated that there are over 60,000 miles of blood vessels in a child’s body and close to 100,000 miles in an adult’s. The circumference of the earth at the equator is 25,000 miles. If the blood vessels of an adult were lined up end to end, they would circle the equator four times.

We are all bigger than we think we are.

Life No.1

Life No. 2

Life No. 3

Life No. 4

Life No. 5

Life No. 6

Life No. 7

Life No. 8

Photos by: Toky Photography

Created by: Toky Photography & Nate Wood

The Spirit of the Marathon

Posted in If life gives you lemons, New Work, Photo Essay, Toky Photography, Wonderful Machine by tokyphotography on March 22, 2010

25th Annual Los Angeles Marathon. Photo essay from a runner’s point of view.

Arriving at Dodger Stadium at 6am

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Featured on The Advocate

Posted in Press, Published, The Advocate, Toky Photography by tokyphotography on December 13, 2009

Got a nice little shout-out today from the nice folks at The Advocate. Check it out.

http://www.advocate.com/Arts_and_Entertainment/Photography/Artist_Spotlight_Toky/

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