Toky Photography

New Images @ Wonderful Machine

Probably the regular folk wont understand this, but as a photographer is always very interesting to see what other people choose as images representative of your work. I blogged about what images Wonderful Machine (my agency) picked to send on a mailer promoting my work recently. Now the images that represent each of my specialties on their website have been changed. No one asks you, they just do it… but that’s the best part because they are being chosen by experts who a) know what they are doing and b) have no “emotional connections” (lol) to the imagery. Anyways, totally random, but this are my new images at Wonderful Machine and… I gotta say I -love- their selections. And if those images represent how people see my work, I’m happy and I feel that who I am as an artist is getting through. And that is pretty priceless.

Main Image

Beauty Specialty

Celebrity Specialty

Fashion Specialty

Multimedia Specialty

Music Specialty

Loves it!


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


Posted in CD Cover, JotDog, music, Toky Photography by tokyphotography on June 8, 2010

My dear Jotdog’s have re-released their debut CD. I got to photograph them on the 1st edition of the album and that was one of my favorite gigs ever. They saw “Sometimes Catastophes Become Trophies” and asked me to recreate that concept for the album art & packaging for their CD. Their website also featured the photos and illustrations (by the incredible Steve Curcuru). I am happy to know they have been so successful they have re-released the album with bonus materials. My little jotdog’s all grown up…. One last time:

The original look of their official website


Posted in music, New Work, Peeps, Toky Photography, video by tokyphotography on March 10, 2010

Why does every Photographer become a music video Director at some point? I don’t know. I’ve always made fun of that, and now I’ve jumped on the bandwagon. Co-directed by my bff Brandon Morrison. I think we make an awesome team.


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.

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:

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.

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

Mark Salling (behind the scenes)

Posted in music, New Work, Toky Photography by tokyphotography on November 23, 2009

I got to shoot with Mark Salling (aka “Puck” from Glee) a while back. Here’s a little behind the scenes teaser image of Mark being styled by the great Jessie from House of Infinite Radness.

You can buy Mark’s CD on his website: and on iTunes as well

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Web update

Posted in JotDog, New Work, Syesha Mercado, Toky Photography, Website by tokyphotography on September 24, 2009

Just updated my site with a bunch of new work. Two new series: Girls will be Girls and Part II of Sometimes Catastophes Become Trophies. New work in the music section as well. More to come. Revisions will be of course made, but for now, the new stuff is up.


My next series: “The Scarlett LetterS” and my images for Schultz Jeans in the U.K. will be on next months update. Woo-hoo!

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