PHOTOGRAPHY PRODUCTS COLLABORATION with THE FOX SHOP

Giving special thanks to The Fox Shop for this cool collaboration on a few photography products in my camera bag. Thank you to the team at the Fox Shop for contacting me on this gracious opportunity to share my favorite products I use for my photoshoots.
A slideshow is attached to view the products I use at regularly at my photoshoots pending on the location and present lighting scenario.
The link to view my product selections and viewing of some of my photography work.
https://shopthefox.co/blogs/curated/joe-mikoli ! Great other collaborators on the site!

Always check out my photography and graphic design work on my site www.joemikoli.com and my latest work on Instagram at www.instagram.com/jmikoli_designphoto .

PUBLISHED PHOTO WORK IN MUSCLE & FITNESS UK MAGAZINE

Happy to announce new published photo work featuring 2 photos in the international fitness magazine, Muscle & Fitness UK.


Giving a big thank you to Muscle and Fitness UK and their team for this great feature in their latest issue featuring Christina Larson of His and Her Fitness and her client Michael.

I want to give a another huge thanks to Christina and her team on making this feature happen in a short amount of time along with the revisions we had. I am glad we made it all happen and this marks our fourth time being published. She is an amazing CPT who delivers on her results in her profession as shown in the feature. Much more to come for Christina and His and Her Fitness. She is awesome!! 💪💯

Lastly, I'm grateful today and I know much more is to come for myself in the future. Never give up on your dreams. They will come in fruition if you take action upon them. Happy to be an internationally published photographer. Thanks everyone.

I am available for your fitness photography needs in the Southern California area at www.joemikoli.com. Contact me today to schedule a photoshoot!

Tearsheet from Muscle & Fitness UK featuring Christina Larson and client Michael in July 2019 issue.

Tearsheet from Muscle & Fitness UK featuring Christina Larson and client Michael in July 2019 issue.

MY DAY AT THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS FESTIVITIES FOR KAISER PERMANENTE

Had a nice Saturday morning at Cal State University, Long Beach assisting the Kaiser Permanente booth with carnival games for the annual Special Olympics. It was my first time volunteering for this type of event and it was fun. Great seeing some of the athletes who competed yesterday and had a nice time playing our games. Our games consisted of bean bag toss, jenga, and tossing balls in the bottle with prizes consisting of sunglasses, keychains and bags. Overall, everyone received a prize for participating and winning the games. We also captured a photo with Mickie and Minnie mouse at the Disney booth before we wrapped up our day! Good times!!! Thank you!

Volunteering for the 2019 Special Olympics with Kaiser Permanente 6-8-2019

Volunteering for the 2019 Special Olympics with Kaiser Permanente 6-8-2019

MY DAY AS THE PHOTOGRAPHER FOR AIGA LOS ANGELES LECTURE "Creativity without Borders: Design Practices between Mexico and California"

Happy Tuesday! Hope everyone had a great Memorial day weekend! I wanted to share photos from a past photography job I did for a recent AIGA Los Angeles lecture, “Creativity without Borders” with some amazing artists. https://losangeles.aiga.org/event/creativity-without-borders-design-practices-between-mexico-and-usa/

Agustín González Garza, Agustín was born and raised in Mexico City and relocated to United States to study Fine Arts and Graphic Design. He is an AIGA Fellow, has served on the AIGA national board and as president of AIGA/LA Chapter. For over 30 years, his firm Garza Group has created comprehensive branding programs in the US and Latin America for significant clients such as the country of Mexico, American Express, Mexico City, Reichmann International, and the City of Los Angeles, among others.

Jorge Gracia
Jorge Gracia is an Architect based in Tijuana, Founder and principal of GRACIASTUDIO; Recipient of multiple awards and recognition within the practice of architecture, including “Design Vanguard” from Architectural Record, Emerging Voices from the Architectural League of New York and “Best of the best” from Red Dot Awards in Germany. Founder of “Escuela Libre de Arquitectura” a School of Architecture based on Tijuana’s red light District.

Sami Hayek
Hayek is a Mexican designer based in Los Angeles with the believe that the spaces and objects people interact with, have a direct effect on one’s health and behavior. As a response to this philosophy, for over 20 years he has been designing and making projects in different scales and disciplines, with the intention to create a more joyful and healthier way of living. As a continuation to this thought, he has engaged the artisans of remote communities in Mexico to teach them how to use their skills and traditional materials to make High-end design rather than folk art.

Rebeca Méndez
Rebeca Méndez is an award winning artist, designer, tenured UCLA Design Media Arts professor (serving as CounterForce Lab director — a research and fieldwork studio for art, design and environment) and leads Rebeca Méndez Studio LA. An AIGA Medalist, Rebeca has been featured in countless museums, is a highly sought after speaker and used her skills/art to produce positive social change for the world. Her interests and initiatives are a bridge between art, design and science, and demonstrate a commitment to the environment and a sustainable future.

Some of the photos from this event are below in the gallery for your viewing!

I am available to photograph your next event. My work can be seen at www.joemikoli.com Contact me today at joe@joemikoli.com .

MY LATEST PHOTOSHOOT WITH FITNESS COMPETITOR AIRIN AVERY

Happy Saturday!

Hope everyone had a great week so far and Easter is around the corner! I wanted to share a recent photoshoot I did with fitness competitor and UCLA Phd student Airin Avery in the LA. We photographed fitness and fashion attire around areas of the Downtown Los Angeles area including Disney Concert Hall. The photos turned out great and it was a pleasure to work with her. We also shot some video content doing some jumping exercises! Pics and videos coming soon! Have a great weekend !

I am available to photograph your fitness photoshoot.

My work can be seen at www.joemikoli.com

Contact me today at joe@joemikoli.com to setup a photoshoot!

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MY LATEST PHOTOSHOOT WITH FITMOM SAMANTHA SAGE

Happy Monday!

Hope everyone is having a great week so far! I wanted to share a recent photoshoot I did with fit mom Samantha Sage in the San Diego area. We photographed fitness and fashion attire at a beach in the Encinitas area. The photos turned out great and it is always a pleasure working with her. We also shot some video content of a few workouts with my Note 8 and the DJI Osmo Mobile 2. Pics coming soon and one of the videos we shot during the photoshoot is below. Have a great day!

I am available to photograph your fitness photoshoot.

My work can be seen at www.joemikoli.com

Contact me today at joe@joemikoli.com to setup a photoshoot!

Video clip of small beach workout with fitmom Samantha Sage

PHOTOS WITH FITNESS UNLIMITED GYM AT THE 2019 PASADENA TRIATHLON

Happy Saturday everyone! Can’t believe we are about to approach April in a matter of almost 1 day. I wanted to share some photos I shot with a local gym called Fitness Unlimited shot this month. Some of their gym members participated in the 2019 Pasadena Triathlon and I have attached a few photos from this event. It was fun shooting this and got to work with another photographer who captured pictures for the ones I couldn’t get. Each of the members earned a metal and all of them had a great time. Weather was cloudy when we arrived around 7am and the sun finally appeared close to 10am. It was a fun overall event. I attached a few photos from the event below.

I am an event photographer and I am available to photograph your upcoming event for both indoor and outdoors. Contact me today at joe@joemikoli.com for more information and rates. Samples of my event work can be viewed at https://www.joemikoli.com/photo-work#/eventphotos . Thank you!

PHOTOSHOOT WITH FITNESS COMPETITOR ERIN AVERY

Happy Wednesday! Sharing my photoshoot I did recently with NPC fitness competitor and CPT Erin Avery. We shot outdoors at the Playa Del Rey beach in Southern California which we shot swimwear, fashion and fitness attires. Erin is also a student at UCLA where is finishing up getting her PHD as a chemistry major. She loves fitness and working out on a consistent basis. She was great to work with and captured beautiful photos using my Halo Diffuser from Westcott with my flashpoint monolight. Some photos from this photoshoot are below in the gallery for viewing. Have a great day!

MY LATEST PHOTOSHOOT WITH FITNESS MODELS ANGELIQUE BOYDSTON AND SAMANTHA LEMUS

Happy Tuesday everyone!  I wanted to share my photoshoot from last month with fitness models Angelique Boydston and Samantha Lemus. It was my second photoshoot with the both of them and we shot at Self Made gym in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. We shot at night with the Westcott Icelights. I wanted to practice using continuous lighting since we had that much time to shoot. I felt the ice lights would be faster and efficient to get the project done. We captured great photos highlighting their physiques in a few fitness outfits. They were both fun to work with again. Can't wait to show some edited pics from this shoot soon. Have a great day.

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PHOTOS WITH FITMOM AND LIFE COACH COURTNEY TILLIA

Happy Saturday everyone! Hope all of you are having a great new year so far! I am showcasing a new slideshow with fitness model and life coach Courtney Tillia from our first photoshoot last fall which was recently published in an issue of Prototype magazine. They were all photographed in the late afternoon and the sunset! Hope you like the photography work using both natural light and a speed light on a camera bracket. Thank you.

NEW PUBLISHED WORK WITH IFBB PRO JENNIFER DAWN

Happy Thursday!! Hope all of you are having a great week so far. I was just published for the latest issue of Prototype magazine with IFBB Pro Jennifer Dawn. We shot at Pacific beach last year in the month of September with variety of swimsuits using both natural light and speedlights pending on the outdoor lighting conditions. The tear sheets are below and you can also grab an issue today at http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1552836

You can view more of my photo/design work on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/jmikoli and Jennifer Dawn is at https://www.instagram.com/jenniferdawnpro

Thank you.

NEW PUBLISHED WORK WITH LIFE COACH COURTNEY TILLIA

Happy New Year everyone! Hope all of you are having a great week so far. I was just published for the latest issue of Prototype magazine with the amazing fitness model, fit mom and life coach Courtney Tillia. We shot at Playa Del Rey beach last year in the month of November with variety of outfits using both natural light and speedlights pending on the outdoor lighting conditions. The tear sheets are below and you can also grab an issue today at http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1552836

You can view more of my photo/design work on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/jmikoli and Courtney Tillia is at https://www.instagram.com/courtneytillia

Thank you.

HOLIDAY PHOTOS FROM CANDY CANE LANE

Happy Sunday Everyone! It has been a while since I wrote a blog entry. I want to share some photos during my time at Candy Cane in Woodland Hills, CA early this month. Candy Cane Lane is a seasonal event that has neighbors in different neighborhoods showcasing their holiday lights and setup decorations of their house for the new holiday season. It is very popular and has been around for a while. The photos are attached.

PHOTOS WITH CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER MARISSA REMY

Happy Wednesday everyone! Hope all of you are having a great week so far. I am showcasing a new slideshow with fitness model and certified personal trainer Marissa Remy from photoshoots we did this past year. In one of the photoshoots, she was preparing for a fitness competition on the east coast and her physique looked flawless for the stage. They were all photographed in the morning before the sun arrived! Hope you like the photography work using natural light. Thanks.

My day at the Los Angeles Zoo Lights

Happy Sunday everyone!  I wanted to share my opening night visit from a few days ago from LA Zoo lights at the Los Angeles Zoo. This event showcases a variety of colored lights for a nice nighttime holiday light experience throughout the zoo. The opening night had a few special guests such as a tv actor and a baseball player speaking about the Zoo lights. This event is usually shown during the holiday season. I also captured variety of nighttime photos with my DSLR camera. I had a nice time with some photos are attached. I do recommend attending and checking it out if you are a fan of holiday lights. Does anyone have recommendations on other beautiful holiday lighting shows?

You can view more of my photography work on Instagram at www.instagram.com/jmikoli

MY.O SWIMWEAR PHOTOSHOOT

Happy Wednesday! Reflecting upon a recent photoshoot I shot last weekend with personal trainer Nicole Zapoli and others for a swimwear line called MY.O Swimwear. I met Nicole last spring of 2017 during a event for Jeanette Ortega for her new book, “The little Black Book of Fitness” where she one of the co-authors for it. We remained in touch online since we met in the spring. It was our first photoshoot and we shot in the area of Carlsbad, CA at the New Village Arts theatre in the San Diego area. We shot in the mid afternoon using all natural light and some flash for fill for both indoors and outdoors. I used my Nikon d750 with my 28-300 lenNik with my Flashpoint Evolv 200 for fill flash. We captured overall nice photos with the fellow models with the swimsuits in a variety of spots around the location we were at including a railroad station. They were all fun to work with. I attached a few photos from the this event. Looking forward to doing it again!

Picture highlights are below…

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Candid photo with the team after the photoshoot.

Candid photo with the team after the photoshoot.

A CLASSIC CAR PHOTOSHOOT WITH FITMOM and FITNESS COMPETITOR NIKKI WALLANE

Happy Sunday! Hope everyone had a great weekend!  I wanted to share new photo work I shot last month with fit mom and fitness competitor Nikki Wallane. It was our second photoshoot and we shot in the area of Pacific Beach, CA in the San Diego area. We shot in the late afternoon using all natural light due to time restraints with the car. We captured overall nice photos highlighting the car and Nikki. She was fun to work with again. I attached one of the edited photos from this shoot. Looking forward to doing a future classic car shoot again! Hope all of you like it!

Fitmom Nikki with the Mustang Mach-1 during an overcast day using all natural light to capture this photo in Pacific Beach, CA

Fitmom Nikki with the Mustang Mach-1 during an overcast day using all natural light to capture this photo in Pacific Beach, CA

PHOTOS WITH PROSUPPS SPONSORED ATHLETE MARTA WOODKOWSKI

Happy Friday everyone! Hope everyone enjoys their weekend! I am showcasing a new slideshow with fitness model & competitor and Prosupps sponsored athlete Marta Woodkowski from a photoshoot from early 2018. Hope you like the photography work. Thank you.

You can view more of my work at on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/jmikoli

My day at the 2018 Fit Expo in San Diego, CA

Happy Monday everyone!  I wanted to share my quick visit from last Saturday at the Fit Expo in San Diego, CA. This expo is like the others that are held at vast areas of the US and the biggest ones is usually in Los Angeles in the beginning of the year. This was the first one that was held in sunny San Diego at their convention center. It was a nice experience at this one which had a few nice booths including Legendary Foods, Monster Energy, Zevia, supplements, clothing brands and much more. I saw a few people including fit mom Samantha Sage and fitness model Victoria Fit whom I met for the first time. Great seeing them both. I also received samples as well. Some photos are attached. Have a great day everyone.

With fit mom Samantha Sage at the San Diego Fit Expo where I got to get a photo together. Looking forward to working together again in the upcoming weeks.

With fit mom Samantha Sage at the San Diego Fit Expo where I got to get a photo together. Looking forward to working together again in the upcoming weeks.

At the Legendary Foods booth and @ VictoriaFit _ from Instagram at the San Diego Fit Expo where I got a complimentary Butter. Thank you.

At the Legendary Foods booth and @VictoriaFit_ from Instagram at the San Diego Fit Expo where I got a complimentary Butter. Thank you.

MY LATEST PHOTOSHOOT WITH CPT HALEY KATE

Happy Monday everyone!  I wanted to share my recent photoshoot from last weekend with personal trainer and fitness model Haley Kate. It was our second photoshoot and we shot in the area of Calabasas, CA. We shot in the late afternoon using both natural light and a monolight. We captured beautiful photos highlighting her beautiful physique in a few outfits. She was fun to work with. Can't wait to show some more edited pics from this shoot soon. Have a great day.

CPT Hailey Kate and I after our photoshoot

CPT Hailey Kate and I after our photoshoot