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 DAY FOR THE 61 MILE WALK AROUND LAS VEGAS, NV

Last Saturday April 27th 2019 I contributed my time being the photographer for a 61 mile walk around the city of Las Vegas for this one of a kind experience. It was designed to challenge your comfort zone, support a great cause and connect with great people around the city of Las Vegas, NV. James Silvas of Be that 1% and Brooke Neubauer of The Just One Project were heading it.

The Just One project is a local non-profit who has been serving the Las Vegas community and has been able to feed over 5,000 families on a monthly basis. They have a goals of reaching 10-15,000. All donations went towards their mission to continue to help the disadvantaged in our community. Help them spread the word!

The start point was at Coronado High School and went through destinations consisting of Henderson, Boulder Highway, Downtown Vegas, Red Rock Casino and all the way back to Coronado High School in Henderson, NV with expected duration of 24 hours and a distance of overall 61 miles.
Purpose of the walk was to challenge ourselves to reach for more, raise awareness around great causes and unite the Las Vegas community.

I captured a variety of photos throughout most of the walk since I also participated to. It was a great experience for myself. Some of the photos are below for 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 .