Maya plays soccer primarily, but also tennis, basketball and loves skating, surfing and music. Always moving, always thinking, always looking for that flow state!
MUD MAG - MELANIE WOZNIAK
Born in Chile, raised in Australia and currently based between LA and London, Melanie Wozniak has had a colorful upbringing. Melanie first found her love for entertainment in figure skating and dance. In 2019 Melanie booked her breakout role in ABC TV series “ITCH” playing series regular role of “JACK”, for which Season 2 is about to be released. Easy going and down to jump in cold water fully clothed, Mel made our coastal photoshoot fun and effortless! Styling by Lauren Knudsen, HMU by Colleen Dominique.
AEROPOSTALE - FALL 2021
Dusty hot valley winds didn’t keep us from having the best time with our wide cast of talent for Aeropostale’s new fall back to school campaign, “Back to Free”. We rolled around in the grass, ran after some skating, others biking, stuffed ourselves in an old volvo, made rain on a sunny day and found mellow moments as well. Produced by Standard Black.
We were fortunate to connect with two beautiful families that we photographed in Santa Monica. Cpaturing the dynamic between siblings Sebastian, Cameron and Alexander was as fun as photographing the loving connection between newborn Cire, brother Faruq and their parents. Lots of screens in there too, for everyone to do selfies, play and do homework. Styled by Lauren Knudsen. Hair & Makeup by Nichole Servin.
Fro wetlands to sand dunes, from roadside RVs and mustard flower fields, Hannah walked, hiked, danced, jumped around and even ate flowers. Lots of belly laughs and beautiful loght filled this perfect afternoon spent with model Hannah Holman styled by Bettina Bati.
For Knix's new swimwear line, we played with sun, shade and color by the pool and around the garden with our beautiful and fun models and influencers. A little flavor of summer that got us excited for some warmer days! Produced by Annee Elliot. Styling by Shelley Cush. Hair & Makeup by Erika Parsons and Nicole Chew. Set design by James Rene.
Our friend Grace is officially launching her line of men's jewelry and we had the pleasure of photographing her pieces worn by model and dancer James Kweisi. Her family makes the jewelry back in South Korea, while Grace designs concepts for the brand. Timeless chains, rings and earrings made of sterling silver. Art direction by Lina Romeo. Styling by Benjamin Holtrop. Grooming by Keon Cruz.
THE LATERALS - CIARA BRAVO
Shot in Los Angeles on a sunny afternoon, Ciara was easy going and gave us a very French Nouvelle Vague vibe. A few weeks before her 24th birthday, she is breaking through as Emily in Cherry, acting alongside actor Tom Holland, an adaptation of the gritty book by Nico Walker, a story of a soldier during the war in Iraq, his life as a drug addict and returning to during the midst of the American opioid epidemic. Her best and rawest performance yet. Styled by Petra Flannery. Hair by Mara Roszak. Makeup by Molly Stern.
Our first shoot of 2021! Stylist Heather Rest had some beautiful pieces she wanted to feature in a colorful and strong story. Kylie from Photogenics was the perfect choice to model the pieces with elegance and poise. We loved playing with movement in contrast with the structure of the clothing. We also played with color in light to complement the tones of the fabrics. Stephanie Nicole Smith kept Kylie’s skin glowing while enhacing her bone structure. Anna Lyles made Kylie’s hair sleek to keep the play with the lines of the clothing.
When our friend and stylist Lauren Knudsen announced that her daughter Zola was just signed by IMG Models, we all decided to go out and take some photos to build her portfolio. Lauren pulled beautiful FW20 pieces, while Nicole Chew kept her hair and makeup effortless. From the grounds of the Venice High School to the old signs on Pico Boulevard, we walked around inspired by what it meant for us to be teenager in the 90s.
TAYLOR ZAKHAR PEREZ - 1883 MAGAZINE
Actor Taylor Zakhar Perez from The Kissing Booth, who we also know from his modeling days had as much fun as we had running around the malibu beaches and cliffs. Styling by Lauren Knudsen, grooming by Brandy Moreno.
SADIE STANLEY - 1883 MAG
‘I needed those years to become the person I am now; to grow and to believe in myself.’ At eighteen years old, actress Sadie Stanley has already learned quite a few life lessons. We photographed her as her upcoming film The Sleepover is about to be released. Styling by Lauren Knudsen, hair by Ren Calhoun, makeup by Toby Fleischman.
THE LATERALS - JAEDEN MARTELL
17-year-old Jaeden Martell hit the spotlight running with 2017’s summer hit, IT; a modern remake of the 1980s classic clown-horror-story, originally penned by Stephen King. This isn’t to say he hasn’t been at it for a while. Martell’s the type of actor you’ve seen multiple times before, on the both the big screen and the small, but like most young actors, their ever-changing physicality keeps you from spotting them and relating them to previous roles. Four and a half months into quarantine, Martell met us up on the PCH for a small crew photoshoot,styled by Heather Rest and groomed by Andrea Pezzilo. The soft-spoken Angeleno opened up about what he’s like in real life, and being on the edge of 17. Full interview on The Laterals' website.
TIDAL MAG - ETE
Model - Khadijha Red Thunder / Styling - Bettina Bati / Hair - Kelly Peach / Makeup - Erika Parsons.
EQUINOX - VARIIS
From Redhook to Chelsea, our New York shoot for the launch Equinox’s fitness app took us from modern to classic homes to capture stills and motion of people doing yoga, cycling, running, etc. In collaboration with Red Antler we worked on creating an elevated and sleek mood through lighting and styling to match the high end tone of the brand.
New work for HP! Styling by Heather Rest, hair & makeup by Nichole Chew, set design by Abraham Latham, production by Kim Lansill.
Today is June 21st, it signifies the first day of summer, but for skateboarders across the world, it also is a universal holiday for GO SKATEBOARDING DAY! GrlSwirl is an all women skate collective and community empowered by mentorship and the free vibes to hit the streets.
Model - Katy O Kane / Styling - Lauren Knudsen
In these times of quarantine, isolation, uncertainty due to Covid-19 we needed a bit of joy, friendship, air, ocean, movement. So after a virtual wardrove fitting with stylist Gena Tuso, we met with Karina in a place away from people and practiced social distancing whike capturing her enjoying life for what it has to offer here in LA. It felt good to get out there and create with someone we've been wanting to photograph for a long time.
KOHL'S x ELIZABETH & JAMES
What a crazy fun day photographing three women moving in together in a Brooklyn brownstone for Elizabeth & James' line designed for Kohl's! We juggled digital, film, polaroid and motion all the while looking for the elegant details pertaining to the Olsen twins fashion sense of aesthetic.
Two weeks into self isolation, quarantine, social distancing and spending a lot a lot of time at home because of the spread of the Covid-19 virus pandemic, we needed to get our creative juices going all the while wanting to share our personal experience of this new reality.
ONE MAGAZINE - UP FROM HERE
Styled by Tara Nichols, Hair by Marco Minunno, Makeup by Erika Parsons, Model - Katy O'Kane at Freedom Models.
Maybe it's Montana where Dax is from, or the movies Anais watched growing up as a little girl in France. There is something about a cowgirl, a woman in men's clothing, strong and free, in timeless American denim, with a cowboy hat.
TIDAL MAGAZINE - FLORA
Styled by Leah Adicoff, Hair & Makeup by Karolina Bernat, Model - Flora at Freedom Models
1883 MAGAZINE - LINDSEY STIRLING
A gold-selling self-titled debut album, two top 5 albums on the Billboard Top 200, over 11 million Youtube subscribers, and number 4 as the highest ranked female on Forbes Youtube Stars of 2015. Electronic violinist, dancer and artist Lindsey Stirling is a force to be reckoned with. Styled by Lauren Knudsen at Walter Schupfer Management, Hair & Makeup by Erika Parsons.
We met April at our favorite neighborhood surf shop where she works. As we spoke, we realized that she had little birds nestled in her curly blonde hair. A few days later we photographed her and her friends Quasimodo and Monet.
Dusk, denim and dirt on hands sifting between fingers in the autumn canyons of Los Angeles. Styled by Lauren Knudsen. Hair & Makeup by Nichole Servin.
Carson in her friend Sofia's art studio down in San Clemente.
We spent a morning with Carson and Sofia at their favorite surf spot in San Onofre. The light went from blue to gold as the temperatures warmed up. No big waves, but never a shortage of fun between the two friends!
For this Nike Women Project, we spent a day playing basketball and double dutch with a really cool group of women who worked as a solid team, but also just knew how to have fun. Concept by the Kettle agency, Production by Brooke Ludi, makeup by Nicole Chew.
Maly cut her hair short, short, short! So we had to photograph her new style, very Nouvelle Vague. We walked around her neighborhood at sunset after taking a few portraits in her apartment.
LEVIS FW19 STUDIO
Our third campaign for Levi's SS19, still mixing film and digital, shot in studio with a moodier lighting to reflect the fall/winter season. We love the denim layerings and sherpa jackets. Styling by our good friend Gena Tuso,hair and makeup by Jen Fiamengo and art direction by Carolyn Kelly.
LEVIS FW19 LOCATION
Our third campaign for Levi's SS19, still mixing film and digital. We shot on the streets of Los Angeles, with ever changing weather from hard sun to summer rainstorms! Styling by our good friend Gena Tuso,hair and makeup by Jen Fiamengo and art direction by Carolyn Kelly.
Annual family visit to Paris. Maman is stylish as always, the heat wave softens the blacktop of the curbsides in front of wine bars, naps at home or in parks are "de rigueur", and of course we eat our way through the 11th arrondissement.
Hilly cities of Lisbon and Porto, seafood and more seafood, juicy peaches, jagged cliffs jutting over golden beaches, tiles on walls, roofs, inside and out, the kindness of people, and the ocean, always.
Dawn by the water with long time friend and model Miwa Sakamoto. The warmth of the first rays of sunshine against the cool ocean, and colorful transparent layers on skin.
HOW TO BREATHE BY ASHLEY NEESE
Our friend Ashley Neese's first book is a beautiful and simple guide to 25 practices for everyday situations. It is very special to see our photography come together in such a special publication by someone who is so gifted.
THE BLUE OF SUMMER BY ANAIS WADE
Book Release & Exhibition: Anaïs just published her very first book of poetry and short stories, an ode to her experience of the West. Her first reading will take place on May 17 at Merchant Gallery in Santa Monica from 6 to 9pm, accompanied by the opening of her photo exhibition to accompany the text, which will be on view until June 2nd.
Our friends Ally & Casey, owners of Canyon Coffee invited us in their house in Echo Park, to share their work space, and their work and life philosophies. While we sipped on coffee, we talked books, meditation and travel.
Our second campaign for Levi's SS19 is out. This time it took us to the streets of New York as well as in studio, as we juggled digital, film and polaroid. Styling by our good friend Gena Tuso, and art direction by Carolyn Kelly.
At the beginning of 2019 we decided to photograph some of our favorite faces of 2018 who were casted for a variety of jobs but didn't make the cut. We invited them to the studio and asked that they show us their personal sense of style. We photographed nineteen faces in one day!
THE LATERALS - CLAUDIA KIM
For our sixth editorial for The Laterals, we photographed actress Claudia Kim in Los Angeles, luxuriously styled and adorned in Bulgari Jewelry.