Zara

locations, locations, locations

Recently someone asked me how I find the shoot locations for all my blog/Instagram photos. The truth is I repeat a lot of the same locations, and from time to time I'm even kicked out of "restricted areas" that are not photography friendly. What can I say, I live on the wild side haha! No, but seriously even though it doesn't seem like a tough task, finding new places to shoot can be tricky sometimes because of parking, photography permits, etc. To be frank, I love doing this and even on the days when I'm not shooting; I'm constantly looking out for dope spaces where I can possibly shoot in the future. All of the photos on my IG and blog I take in random streets, alleys, storefronts, shopping malls, or the occasional LA landmark.   One great thing I've learned after doing this for some time is that you can take awesome photos in locations that aren't necessarily considered "Instagram-worthy" it's just a matter of finding the right angle to each place. At first glance, a lot of streets and walls in LA look ugly or dirty, but sometimes those things add personality to a picture. I think after a while of taking photos this became natural to me. I believe it's all just a matter of perspective and developing an eye to see the beauty in places most people wouldn't. I am not a photographer, but I don't think you have to be one to see the beauty and appreciate the things around you. Anywho, I hope this post is helpful to anyone interested in starting a blog, Tumblr or any creative platform. Thank you, Stephanie, for emailing me your question! I invite anyone who has questions to message me, and I will write a post with my answer. =)

Recently someone asked me how I find the shoot locations for all my blog/Instagram photos. The truth is I repeat a lot of the same locations, and from time to time I'm even kicked out of "restricted areas" that are not photography friendly. What can I say, I live on the wild side haha! No, but seriously even though it doesn't seem like a tough task, finding new places to shoot can be tricky sometimes because of parking, photography permits, etc. To be frank, I love doing this and even on the days when I'm not shooting; I'm constantly looking out for dope spaces where I can possibly shoot in the future. All of the photos on my IG and blog I take in random streets, alleys, storefronts, shopping malls, or the occasional LA landmark. 

One great thing I've learned after doing this for some time is that you can take awesome photos in locations that aren't necessarily considered "Instagram-worthy" it's just a matter of finding the right angle to each place. At first glance, a lot of streets and walls in LA look ugly or dirty, but sometimes those things add personality to a picture. I think after a while of taking photos this became natural to me. I believe it's all just a matter of perspective and developing an eye to see the beauty in places most people wouldn't. I am not a photographer, but I don't think you have to be one to see the beauty and appreciate the things around you. Anywho, I hope this post is helpful to anyone interested in starting a blog, Tumblr or any creative platform. Thank you, Stephanie, for emailing me your question! I invite anyone who has questions to message me, and I will write a post with my answer. =)

WHAT I'M WEARING: FOREVER 21 TOP AND BAG, ZARA JEANS AND SHOES, VINTAGE BELT

WHAT I'M WEARING: FOREVER 21 TOP AND BAG, ZARA JEANS AND SHOES, VINTAGE BELT

MY IDEA OF SEXY

Coming from a traditional Mexican family, raised by women who never wore anything that looked like it belonged to a man, and going to schools where girls wore clothes tight enough to show off all their womanly curves, I was never exactly a fan of wearing loose clothing as a teen. I assumed that women were supposed to wear tight clothes to be attractive, but that changed as an adult. During my second year in fashion school, I learned to respect and love men's clothes on women. Don't get me wrong; I LOVE wearing girly attire, but I also love men inspired clothes like baggy trousers, boyfriend jeans/shorts, loose tees, oversized flannels, and sweaters.  It's true that loose clothes hide most of your curves like when I wear baggy jeans my butt disappears, but it's silly only to wear clothing that shows off your body shape. Being comfortable in your skin is amazing! So there's nothing wrong with wanting to show off your awesome legs or great butt but showing them doesn't make you more beautiful that not showing them. Of course, showing a little skin is appealing, but there is a sort of confidence that radiates on women who rock men's gear.  It's mysterious and super hot!  I guess my idea of sexy has changed through time.

Coming from a traditional Mexican family, raised by women who never wore anything that looked like it belonged to a man, and going to schools where girls wore clothes tight enough to show off all their womanly curves, I was never exactly a fan of wearing loose clothing as a teen. I assumed that women were supposed to wear tight clothes to be attractive, but that changed as an adult. During my second year in fashion school, I learned to respect and love men's clothes on women. Don't get me wrong; I LOVE wearing girly attire, but I also love men inspired clothes like baggy trousers, boyfriend jeans/shorts, loose tees, oversized flannels, and sweaters.

It's true that loose clothes hide most of your curves like when I wear baggy jeans my butt disappears, but it's silly only to wear clothing that shows off your body shape. Being comfortable in your skin is amazing! So there's nothing wrong with wanting to show off your awesome legs or great butt but showing them doesn't make you more beautiful that not showing them. Of course, showing a little skin is appealing, but there is a sort of confidence that radiates on women who rock men's gear.  It's mysterious and super hot!  I guess my idea of sexy has changed through time.

WHAT I'M WEARING: H&M MENS TEE, ZARA TROUSER AND BLAZER, FOREVER 21 HEELS

WHAT I'M WEARING: H&M MENS TEE, ZARA TROUSER AND BLAZER, FOREVER 21 HEELS