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 .

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 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 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 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.

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 photoshoot with IFBB Bikini Pro and sponsored athlete Jennifer Dawn

Happy Thursday everyone!  I wanted to share my recent photoshoot from last weekend with IFBB Bikini Pro, fitness model and sponsored athlete Jennifer Dawn. It was my first time photographing her and we shot at Pacific Beach in San Diego, CA area in the morning near the pier. We captured beautiful photos with her physique in a variety of outfits including swimsuit and fashion. Majority of the photos were shot with a single speedlight & flash bracket and natural light. It was a fun photoshoot and was great shooting with Jenn. We worked together around 6 years ago for a fitness magazine on a spotlight feature when I designed her layout single page feature. She was fun to work with and it was great seeing her again. Can't wait to show some edited pics from this shoot soon.  Have a great day people!

IFBB Bikini Pro Jennifer Dawn and I taking a candid shot after our photoshoot

IFBB Bikini Pro Jennifer Dawn and I taking a candid shot after our photoshoot

My photoshoot with Bootoga creator and Personal Trainer Jeanette Ortega

Happy Wednesday everyone!  I wanted to share my recent photoshoot from this Sunday with personal trainer and Bootoga creator Jeanette Ortega. We have both shot together a few times and this time was another great shoot in the area of Simi Valley, CA at Santa Susana park. We shot in the late morning using a speedlight and the magsphere diffuser. We captured great photos in variety of yoga exercises such as the one shown in this blog entry. Jeanette is always fun to work with. Can't wait to show some pics from this shoot soon. Have a great day.

Unedited photo of yoga exercise with Jeanette Ortega

Unedited photo of yoga exercise with Jeanette Ortega

My photoshoot with fitness model Amber Aday

Happy Wednesday! Sorry for the absence for a short while.  I am back again. I wanted to share my recent photoshoot with the amazing published fitness model Amber Day from Phoenix, AZ. It was my first time photographing her and we shot at the El Matador Beach in Malibu, CA area in the early mornings. We captured beautiful photos with her beautiful physique in a variety of swimsuits. Majority of the photos were photographed with the natural light and some flash since we started shooting in the early morning but it was overcast for the entire shoot. It was a fun photoshoot and was great shooting with Amber. She was so much fun to work with. Can't wait to show some edited pics from this shoot soon.  Have a great week.

Fitness Model Amber Aday and I after our successful photoshoot in Malibu area.

Fitness Model Amber Aday and I after our successful photoshoot in Malibu area.

PHOTOS WITH FITNESS MODEL & WRITER VICTORIA LEIGH

Happy Tuesday everyone! Hope everyone is having an awesome day! I am showcasing another slideshow with fitness model Victoria Leigh from a few past photoshoots. She is from the New Jersey area and has been featured in magazines such as BFW & Prototype magazines. She is always great to work with. Thank you Victoria.

PHOTOS WITH SPONSORED ATHLETE ANGELIQUE BOYDSTON

Happy Sunday everyone! Hope everyone has a great week ahead of them. I am showcasing a new slideshow with fitness model and Prosupps sponsored athlete Angelique Boydston from a few past photoshoots. Hope you like the photography work. Lastly, Cheers everyone to a another amazing week. 

OUTDOOR PHOTOSHOOT WITH FITNESS COMPETITOR HIDALIA

Last week I had the gracious opportunity to work with a fitness competitor on her first outdoor photoshoot before her fitness competition on Saturday July 21, 2018 in Redondo Beach, CA. Her name is Hidalia and she was great to work with. She was very fun and outgoing and we captured overall beautiful photos showcasing her hard work of her physique for the camera and her upcoming show. She applies health and fitness to her daily lifestyle. I attached an unedited photo of her from our photoshoot at the beach of Marina Del Rey. I am looking forward to working with her in the future. Can't wait. Thank you Hidalia. 

Unedited photo of fitness competitor Hidalia at Marina Del Rey, CA

Unedited photo of fitness competitor Hidalia at Marina Del Rey, CA

Photoshoot with WELLNESS EXPERT Nisrine Tarraf

Happy Thursday everyone! I wanted to share a recent photoshoot I did with wellness expert Nisrine in the Marina Del Rey area near Venice Beach. She found me online and loved my photography work and wanted to set up a shoot together in the summer. We finally set it up and shot Sunday June 24, 2018. We captured beautiful photos together from fashion to beach attire. We are looking to shoot again in early July in the same area. She was great to work with. Thank you again Nisrine. One of the edited photos is attached. 

Edited photo of model Nisrine

Edited photo of model Nisrine