Lisa Vanderpump is a British restaurateur, philanthropist, author, actress, and television personality. She is known for her appearances on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Vanderpump Rules, and ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. Vanderpump and husband, Ken Todd, have owned 26 restaurants, bars and clubs in London and Los Angeles, including The Shadow Lounge, Bar Soho, SUR, Pump, and Villa Blanca. She was a dream to work with. We arrived at her house around 8:30 to the welcoming of her two swan. Entering the house, you will meet the rest of her pets, six or so dogs ranging from golden retriever to her Pomeranians Giggy. We prepared all of the clothes, lights and locations before 9:30 and started working. Look one was next to a gorgeous mirror in her bedroom against the light pink painted walls. We quickly moved Lisa downstairs and shot from overhead to capture her entire living room and her next dress.   The overhead show off the chandelier, a few coffee table books and some candles, but what it does not show you are some of the framed photographs on the tables and shelfs.  There were some of the most adorable photos spread throughout the living […] Read More
2015 Colourist of the Year, Courtney Greenday, photographed by  An annual competition open to the students, staff, and stylists from our nationwide network of cosmetology schools and hair salons, TONI&GUY Photographic Awards has aimed to recognize the best cosmetology work every year since 1996. Entrants submit photos to compete in one of a number of award categories. This year’s categories include: Student – Total Look, Student – Cut, Student – Color, Student – Men’s, Student – Makeup, Student – Fantasy, Best Academy Student Team, Cut, Mens, Color, Total Look, Editorial, Makeup, Avant Garde, Best Salon Team, Best Academy Team, Best Art Team, TIGI Colourist of the Year, and Hairdresser of the Year.   Read More
Images from The Created Co. Product and Still Life shoot. Read More
The No More Blood Cancer Documentary is an investigation into the devastating affects blood cancer causes.  Narratives of those impacted first-handed, as well as analysis by leading researchers on the current state of blood cancer. The ‘No More Blood Cancer’ Documentary was created to raise funds for Blood Cancer Research. a production to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society  Examined by Edward Atienza Filmed by Bradley Blackburn   Featuring Dr. Aimee Edinger   Associate Professor, Developmental & Cell Biology School of Biological Sciences, UCI VMD/PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 1999   Dr. Angela Fleischman   Assistant Professor, Medicine School of Medicine, UCI M.D., Stanford University School of Medicine, 2005 Ph.D., Stanford University School of Medicine, 2005, Cancer Biology   Dr. Richard A. Van Etten  Director, Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCI Professor, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Medicine School of Medicine, UCI M.D., Stanford University School of Medicine Ph.D., Stanford University, Biophysics   Dr. Leonard Sender   Director, Clinical Operations and Program Development, Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center Division Chief, Pediatric Oncology, Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center Clinical Professor Of Medicine School of Medicine M.D., University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg South Africa, 1982 Chairman, Stupid Cancer   Aimmee Bastian Cancer Free    Susana O’Cull Chronic […] Read More
Dr. Richard Van Etten discusses the future of UCI and the future of Cancer research.  (See the full interview at one of the Southern California ‘No More Blood Cancer Documentary’) Dr. Van Etten is a hematologist in Orange, California and is the Director of Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. He received his medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 31 years. Specialty: Hematology Hematologists specialize in diseases of the blood, spleen and lymph glands, treating such conditions as anemia, clotting disorders, sickle cell disease, hemophilia, leukemia and lymphoma. Subspecialties: General Hematology, Hematologic Oncology, Myeloproliferative Disorder Hematology-Oncology A Message from Dr. Van Etten Progress brings hope, and the signs of progress are everywhere: an ambitious expansion of the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer in Orange, the opening of a forward-looking telemedicine training center in the Health Sciences complex in Irvine, and many new education and research buildings on the UC Irvine campus. However, buildings are but a symbol of the people who fill them. The number of UC Irvine faculty and staff dedicated to eliminating, preventing and curing cancer continues to grow. Their main goal is to understand the biological basis of cancer, to discover ways to […] Read More
Create Purpose is a new organization that was founded by three very interesting people.  We were tasked to capture their purpose of educating endangered youth, in one day at an orphanage in Tijuana. Create Purpose stops the cycle of poverty and suffering within abandoned children by sustaining long-term, practical learning programs.  Create Purpose believes by empowering the younger generation to create their own purpose in life, we can create a massive, positive social impact in the U.S. and around the world. Read More
  Corazon de Vida (CDV) is a 20+ year US 501c3 non-profit organization providing life-changing support for orphaned and abandoned children in Baja, Mexico by funding local orphanages, providing quality of life improvement services and investing in the children’s future by funding higher education. Through our life-sustaining program we provide monthly funding for the orphanages under our care. These orphanages give abandoned children security, nutrition, shelter and access to a reliable education. We also fund scholarships for teens aging out of the orphanage system to continue their education. We provide consistent, monthly support to 10+ orphanages, housing over 700 children. Our university program currently has 45+ past orphanage residents in college or technical school, and serving as role models to their younger ‘siblings’. OUR MISSION We are on a mission to break the vicious cycle of poverty from perpetuating child abandonment. OUR BELIEF We believe that every child’s life is valued and holds the same potential, excitement and opportunity as any other life. It is up to us to work together to make sure our care transforms into each child’s hope for the future. Read More

(Not) a Label

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Choose to live life with passion and purpose. Fight for tomorrow, fight for those who suffer, and fight for those who cannot. In life we all start as a blank sheet. Methodically cut, and molded by those around us, we are guided into the world. With age and experience we begin to stamp out our own image, and express to the world proudly, who we are by what we do. Regardless of whom you become, there will always be someone with a misguided interruption of who or what you really are. Judgements of you are ubiquitous and false. Do not allow yourself to be victimized by the labeling of others. You are unique to the world and can never be labeled solely by your appearance. A name is merely a vocal symbol of an object familiar to us. But what do we call an object that looks familiar but serves a much bigger purpose? Read More

The Cave

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SOCRATES: I, Socrates, compare our nature in respect of education and its lack to such an experience as this…   PART ONE: SETTING THE SCENE: THE CAVE AND THE FIRE SOCRATES: Imagine this: People live under the earth in a cavelike dwelling. Stretching a long way up toward the daylight is its entrance, toward which the entire cave is gathered. The people have been in this dwelling since childhood, shackled by the legs and neck..Thus they stay in the same place so that there is only one thing for them to look that: whatever they encounter in front of their faces. But because they are shackled, they are unable to turn their heads around. A fire is behind them, and there is a wall between the fire and the prisoners SOCRATES: Some light, of course, is allowed them, namely from a fire that casts its glow toward them from behind them, being above and at some distance. Between the fire and those who are shackled [i.e., behind their backs] there runs a walkway at a certain height. Imagine that a low wall has been built the length of the walkway, like the low curtain that puppeteers put up, over which they show their puppets. The images carried before the […] Read More


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Somewhere in the alluring confines of Italy circa 1490 Leonardo Da Vinci sketches the Vitruvian Man. An illustration of ideal human proportions based on the geometric interoperations of an ancient Roman architect named Vitruvius. It was exactly this type of indefectible integration between art and science that made the conceptual advancements of renaissance era enduring to this day. What has changed is the scientific understanding of the human body and its physiological capacity to be propelled greater than the mathematical principles of what Da Vinci thought ideal could be. Read More