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MODEL PORTRAIT - LIAM (ELMER OLSEN MODELS) BY EDWIN CABRERA

Here are the photos of male model Liam from ELMER OLSEN MODELS that I shot. MALE MODEL PORTRAIT MODEL: Liam  (ELMER OLSEN MODEL...

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

R.I.P. MAYA ANGELOU - LEGENDARY POET, AUTHOR AND CIVIL RIGHT ACTIVIST DIES AT 86

Maya Angelou, a renowned poet, novelist and civil right activist whose work defied description under a simple label, has died at the age of 86. Her great wisdom will live forever and will always inspire people in every generations.

"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

"Nothing will work unless you do."

" Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope."

"Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud."

" Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible."

" If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain."

"Whatever you want to do, if you want to be great at it, you have to love it and be able to make sacrifices for it. "

"We can learn to see each other and see ourselves in each other and recognize that human beings are more alike than we are unalike."

"I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver."

"There is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic because he has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing."

"The truth is, no one of us can be free until everybody is free."


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

RAPANUI COLLABORATED WITH WWF (WORLD WILDLIFE FUND) - PANDAS SPOTTED IN FASHION HOUSE

Fashion house RAPANUI launched a collaboration project with WWF (WORL WILDLIFE FUND). The collection is based around the ideas of conservation and climate. Every £3 from every T-shirt and £6 from every sweatshirt sold goes directly to WWF.

The limited edition collection features bold wildlife inspired designs; including a range silhouette cut out designs ‘vanishing species’ which visually demonstrate species threatened by extinction. The prints are created on the Isle of Wight on Rapanui’s award-winning apparel, which is made from 100% certified organic cotton in an ethically accredited, wind powered factory.

Here’s your chance to get some cool spring-summer basics and help the preservation of the world wildlife at the same time.





SOUNDTRACK OF THE DAY - "AM I WRONG" BY NICO & VINZ, AND "CHANGES" BY FAUL & WAD AD VS. PNAU

Here are my two great Soundtrack of the Day:

"AM I WRONG" BY NICO and VINZ 

Oslo based Norwegian duo Nico and Vinz’ “Am I Wrong” is soulful pop song infused with world beats. “Am I wrong” is a sumptuous, warm and catchy pop song that you would definitely want to listen on repeat.


 


"CHANGES" BY FAUL and WAD VS. PNAU 

French DJs Faul and Wad Ad VS PNAU’s “Changes” is just a wonderful minimalist deep-house music. I love how the how the jazzy sax-riff just float around the warm summery beats. The childish chants “Baby, I don't know/ Just why I love you so," is so irresistible.

Monday, May 19, 2014

SOUNDTRACK OF THE DAY - "BAD" BY DAVID GUETTA & SHOWTEK FEAT. VASSY

Here’s another dance anthem with gritty electro beat called “Bad” from DJ David Guetta and Showtek featuring Australian diva Vassy.

 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

SHORT FILM - "STRANGE FRUIT" BY SHIMI ASRESAY & HILI NOY

Strange Fruit” is a great short film by Shimi Asresay and Hili Noy that deals with the phenomena of racism as an acquitted cultural epidemic.

The film is an allegory that question our personal conscience versus the bigotry that we receive from our environment, families and culture. This short animation shows how we can quickly form hatred and fear towards someone different or foreign from us.


Strange Fruit from Hili Noy & Shimi Asresay on Vimeo.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

TV TRAILER - "FRESH OF THE BOAT" (ABC)

I’m excited about this new TV show from ABC. Finally Hollywood decided to do another TV show that focuses on Asian family. Margaret Cho’s “All American Girl” got canceled in 1995.

The show “Fresh of the Boat” is a half-hour, single-camera comedy that is based on the memoir of Eddie Huang, a chef and restaurateur.  Set in Orlando in the 1990s. It follows the misadventures of Eddie as a 12-year-old kid with his Taiwanese immigrant family experiencing culture shock as they move to Florida.

SOUNDTRACK OF THE DAY- DJ SNAKE & LIL JON "TURN DOWN FOR WHAT"

If you are looking for a music to twerk and go down to like there’s no tomorrow “Turn Down For What” by DJ Snake and Lil Jon is the one. The bass drop and Lil Jon random screams are perfect combo to make anyone hype-up and amped-up.

The video is also as powerful as the music. Director Daniel created a bunch of #WTF clips. The video is completely absurd, inappropriate and extremely mesmerizing. The ridiculous Asian guy’s super crotch and the mom’s asymmetrical bouncing breast are very hypnotizing. No wonder the video had 34 million view within just few months.

 

Monday, May 12, 2014

AKIRA PROJECT - LIVE ACTION TRAILER

The anime Akira is one of the most loved epic anime films. (I posted about it years ago here.) There are so many fans clamoring to make it into a live action film. A group of fans launced an Indiegogo campaign last July to create a fan-trailer of Akira. So here's the final product. The production was shot in Montreal (Yay Canada!). I love that Osric Chau who was prophet Kevin Tran from Supernatural played the character Kenada Shotaro.


MODEL PORTRAIT - LUCAS (ELMER OLSEN MANAGEMENT) BY EDWIN CABRERA

Here's the photo shoot I did with new male model Lucas from Elmer Olsen Management - Toronto.





SOUNDTRACK OF THE DAY - "STOLEN DANCE" BY MILKY CHANCE

“Stole Dance” is by German alternative pop folk rock duo called Milky Chance made up of Clemens Rehbein as vocalist and musician and Philipp Dausch as DJ. Their music is a mixture of pop, folk, reggae and electronic. Aside from the strong powerful lyrical punch of the song “Stolen Dance”, I love the crispy guitar strings.

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

SOUNDTRACK OF THE DAY - "GOOD KISSER" BY USHER

Here's the video of Usher's latest single "Good Kisser", from his new album that will come later this year. The song marks Usher returns to his R&B roots after the EDM-rooted sound of his last album.

"Good Kisser"  The song has a perfect amount of sexy, funk and soul.

 

HERMES - MAN ON THE MOVE

Here's a video of Hermes Men's spring-summer 2014.

 

Monday, May 05, 2014

SHORT FILM - "B-CLASS CULTURAL HERITAGE" BY YUJI HARIU

Here's a short film that won the Audience Award for Best International Short Film at Florida Film Festival 2014.

 "B-CLASS CULTURAL HERITAGE"

The short film is about an urban skateboarder named Akira,who lands on a manhole—a cultural artifact protected by a shadowy association—and takes an unexpected and possibly lethal penalty.

Starring Junya Kasuga
Directed By Yuji Hariu
Written By Yuji Hariu
Screenplay By Yuji Hariu
Produced By Sang-Keun Han


 

SOUNDTRACK OF THE DAY - "HAPPY HOME" BY HEDEGAARD

Here's a new song that's currently on repeat in my iTunes list,"Happy Home" by Danish DJ Hedegaard featuring the great vocals of singer Lukas Graham.


 

Friday, May 02, 2014

SOUNDTRACK OF THE DAY- "CRAZY" BY CHRISTOPHER

“Crazy” is a cute and catchy pop song from currently one of the hottest Pop Male singer in Denmark Christopher (yes no last name like just Madonna and Cher).
Danish Music Award winner Christopher became a nationwide sensation in Denmark when he did a great acoustic cover of Robyn's "Call Your Girlfriend".
“Crazy” is the first single from his second album “I Told You So”.




Also, just in case you don't know how crazy hot is this guy is, here are some photos of pop star Christopher.



GUCCI MEN'S CRUISE LINE 2014 PRESENTS - SOAK UP THE SUN

Here's a video for Gucci's men's cruise line 2014. It's all about crisp and relaxed tailoring in bold prints. GUCCI -Men's Cruise 2014 collection.

Music Credits: "Marimba" by Topaz Gang

 

Thursday, May 01, 2014

ART- THE BROAD PRESENTS JEFF KOON AND JOHN WATERS

Presented by the BROAD Museum, the “The Baron of Bad Taste” cult filmmaker John Waters speaks with “King of Kitsch” Jeff Koons.

 

The Broad is a new contemporary art museum being built by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. The museum, which is designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, will open to the public in 2015.