MY APPEARANCE AT FITPOSIUM CONFERENCE 2019

The Fitposium 2019 conference was great.

Being this my second time attending the conference, I had a good time connecting with new individuals along with past attendees from last year in the health and wellness space as one of the photographer attendees and learning new techniques to improve my brand with their latest educational sessions from different speakers. Chris Harder rocked the house with his keynote presentation, portfolio reviews were good by top print fitness magazines and Jamie Eason closing it with her story. Keep up the great work Fitposium team.

View the slideshow post featuring highlights from my time at Fitposium 2019 this past weekend. 

NON-PROFIT PHOTOSHOOT FOR PAMELA JEAN MILLER'S NOBLE CRITTERS, INC

Great seeing again fashion & fitness model Pamela Jean Miller this past weekend since our cover magazine photoshoot we did over two years ago for a fitness magazine. Wow, time flies. I shot new photos for her new non-profit Noble Critters with her awesome friends, few pets her husband Alan and others today which is launching later this month. Wishing her much success with her non-profit. Some photos coming soon.

Contact me today if you are seeking a photographer to shoot your next event. More of my event work can be seen on my Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/joemikoli/albums . Looking forward to working with you.

Pamela Jean Miller and I at the Non-Profit photoshoot for Noble Critters, Inc 9-8-2019

Pamela Jean Miller and I at the Non-Profit photoshoot for Noble Critters, Inc 9-8-2019

MY DAY AT MY FIRST D23 EXPO IN ANAHEIM, CA

HAPPY WEDNESDAY!

Hope everyone is having an amazing week! I wanted to share my day from August 24, 2019 of my first attendance at the D23 expo held every 2 years around late summer in Anaheim, CA. This expo showcases upcoming projects for the world of Disney, including Disney itself, Marvel, Lucasfilm, Pixar and more. They also hold exhibits, games, shopping areas for the people in attendance. There were loads of people who attended and a lot of them came from different states for this event. I had a great time seeing all of these exhibits and was able to take photos of them while in attendance. Pics are coming soon and will post on here sometime. A parade was also held that day as well which was fun seeing. Overall, I had a great time attending this event. I believe it everyone should attend this if you are a Disney fan and even Star Wars or a Marvel fan. There is something for everyone. Check it out!

At the D23 Fan Event Expo in Anaheim, CA August 24, 2019

At the D23 Fan Event Expo in Anaheim, CA August 24, 2019

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 .

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 .

VIDEO RELEASED FROM THE 61 MILE WALK AROUND LAS VEGAS

Happy Sunday! The video from the 61 Mile Walk around Las Vegas in 24 hours is released. It can be viewable via the link below on your available time to feel the struggle and the triumph of this walk day with these amazing participants including myself and James Silvas of Be That One Percent who completed it all in 25 hours. You will not be disappointed. Great job to the videographer Dre Vasquez of Solution Filming capturing the amazing footage. A day to remember!   Thank you!

As mentioned earlier, the video is below for your viewing pleasure.

Please check it out!

Video capturing the 61 Mile Walk that was completed April 27th 3am - Sunday April 28th 4:30am 2019. Watch this video to feel the struggle and the triumph of these amazing participants. Stay tuned for the next walk which will happen in 2020. Dates to be announced soon. Connect with James Silvas of Be That One Percent through IG and FB @James_Silvas . Video Shot & Edited by Dre Vasquez of Solution Filming.

FEATURED ON THE "BE THAT ONE PERCENT" PODCAST

Happy Thursday! It's HERE!! 
Wanted to share Episode 102 of “Be that One Percent” podcast featuring a short appearance by yours truly. 

The Be that One Percent brand represents a growth mindset and way of life through a podcast, live events and the community. 

In his latest episode, James Silvas talks about the 61 mile journey around Las Vegas in 24 hours which happened late last month. He talks about why he did it, what he went through and what he learned along the way. It's a great listen! 

My portion starts around 37:00 into the episode at the Q & A event where I discuss my experiences of the walk being both the photographer and a participant for a few minutes. It was a positive experience and enjoyed it.

Please check out the episode below! Let me know your thoughts!

Thanks.  

Collage featuring highlights from the 61 mile Walk in Las Vegas, NV April 2019

Collage featuring highlights from the 61 mile Walk in Las Vegas, NV April 2019

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 .

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