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

PHOTOGRAPHY WORK WITH CPT AND FITNESS MODEL TERESA DUNNIGAN

Happy Friday everyone! Hope all of you had a great week ! I am showcasing a new slideshow with fitness model and personal trainer Tesera Dunnigan from our first photoshoot this summer. She is from the Canada area and was on vacation in sunny Southern California. They were all photographed in the late afternoon and the sunset using both natural light and a speed light on a camera bracket. Hope you all like the photos. Thank you.

Contact me today if you are seeking a fitness/lifestyle photographer. More of my work can be seen on my site and my Instagram at @jmikoli_designphoto . Looking forward to working with you.

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

VIDEO TESTIMONIAL WITH CPT AND FITMOM LEANNA BAUCUM

HAPPY SATURDAY!

Hope everyone is having an amazing weekend! I know I haven’t been on here for a short while but I am back for a new entry. I received an amazing testimonial from one of my great clients Leanna Baucum from the Texas area. I have worked with her for a few years starting with graphics for her personal training business to our second photoshoot at the beach. I got to see my logo design on her shirts on TV with Daytime with Kimberly & Esteban and her feature in PopSugar Fitness. It is always great working with her. Thank you again on this amazing video testimonial. Please view it below! It’s awesome.

Message me today if you want to setup a photoshoot in Los Angeles, CA and if you are need of design graphics for your personal brand/business or tell a friend who is need of either-or. I am available to assist you today.

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 EVENING AT THE BOOK TOUR FOR "100 SIDE HUSTLES" BY CHRIS GUILLEBEAU

Happy Thursday! Had a nice Tuesday evening attending my first book tour for author Chris Guillebeau promoting his new book, “100 Side Hustles” and it showcased his best stories with 100 amazing people of their side businesses/gigs he covered in his podcast. His hit podcast, Side Hustle School is also a great listen and it was great meeting him for a minute in person since we had to leave the premises due to closing time of the library. He is a great inspiration for people having their side hustles while having a day job or turning the side hustle to a full time job. He did sign my book and I am looking forward to reading it to gain oversight into these successful side hustles. Thank you Chris!

My design and photography work can be seen at www.joemikoli.com . Work with me today!

PhotoBooth pics with 100 Side Hustles Book during the official launch of the book,                                                    June 4th, 2019 at Santa Monica Library!

PhotoBooth pics with 100 Side Hustles Book during the official launch of the book, June 4th, 2019 at Santa Monica Library!

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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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 LIFECOACH COURTNEY TILLIA

Happy Monday everyone!  I wanted to share my photoshoot from last month with fitness model and life coach Courtney Tillia. It was our second photoshoot and we shot in the area of Pasadena, CA near the Rose Bowl. 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 for an upcoming feature in Prototype magazine . She was fun to work with again. Can't wait to show some more edited pics from this shoot soon. Have a great day.

courtneytillia

PHOTOS WITH IFBB PRO JENNIFER DAWN

Happy Saturday everyone! Hope all of you are having a great Febuary! It is currently raining in Southern California again. The sun will be coming back momentarily. Anyways, I am showcasing a new slideshow with fitness model, police officer and IFBB Pro Jennifer Dawn from our first photoshoot last fall which was recently published in an issue of Prototype magazine. It was my first time collaborating with her for a photoshoot since her magazine feature in a past fitness magazine where I designed her feature 7 years ago. It was a nice fast reunion to see her again for a short amount of time since she was on a vacation for her fit cops gathering. The pictures were all photographed in the morning at Pacific Beach, CA in the San Diego area! Hope you like the photography work using both natural light and a speed light on a camera bracket. Thanks

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.

VETERAN BROTHER PODCAST

Happy Thursday!

I’m starting to shatter ceilings with the art of storytelling. I want to share an audio interview i did last week with Wilson Feliz of the Veteran Brother podcast for his Episode #14. I know some of you may be interested in knowing more about me and my creative background, please take a listen anywhere you are at. The links are below for your listening pleasure!

It is my first time being in a solo interview on sharing my story of my success in the creative arts. Majority of this interview is solely based on my work within the graphic arts and photography in the health and fitness industry. Some of the areas that were discussed include my creative background, how I got started in the health and fitness industry as a graphic designer leading to becoming a photographer in the same industry, I share some my own thoughts in certain areas of both design and photography, some highlights in my creative career and much more. I hope you like what you heard in this interview. I want to thank again Wilson for giving me the opportunity of being interviewed on his podcast and sharing my story.

I also want to mention and thank James Silvas of “Be That 1% , Lisa Simone Richards, James Patrick, founder of Fitposium and his book, “Fit Business Guide” for their guidance to eliminate the fear, taking the necessary action steps and get out there to show who you are in your brand. I am looking forward to more podcast interviews in the future.

Lastly, reflecting back on the beginning of my journey on my success within the health & fitness industry as a creative talent, I am very humbled and i thank you all for being a part of it. Please let me know your thoughts if you have any on my first interview and yes i was nervous! lol

You can find Wilson on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/VeteranBrotherPodcast

Blog entry: https://www.joemikoli.com/myblog/2018/11/14/veteran-brother-podcast

You can listen to this audio interview of Episode #14 with any of the following links,

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErVxyN-IOq

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/veteran-brother-podcast/id1353883482?mt=2

Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ib5gk7qouuh3lvvxozllrpsooca

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-630929472

Player FM: https://player.fm/series/211428

Cover Art of Veteran Brother podcast

Cover Art of Veteran Brother podcast

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

PHOTOS WITH FITNESS MODEL MAURI REYENE

Happy Thursday everyone! Hope your day is going great. I am showcasing a new slideshow with fitness model and personal trainer Mauri Reyene from a past photoshoot in the San Fernando Valley. She was great to work with. She was published in both Oxygen and BFW magazines. Hope you like the photography work. Thank you!