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I’ve been doing SO MUCH photography lately for my day job which has been a really fun change of pace. I have found myself making little mental notes of places I drive by in LA that I want to go back to for shoots, which has been fun because I am finding all this beauty in these little crevasses around my city!

By no means am I a professional photographer, but I’m having fun trying something new and pushing myself to be more creative. If you’d like, you can follow my photography account on Instagram: @illshootyouwithmycanon

Happy Hump Day! xx

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Untitled-3First off, I apologize for being so absent around here…those of you who follow me on Instagram know how busy I’ve been between work and freelance!

Anyway, I went to Coachella this weekend. And although it rocked my face off I’m pretty sure that was my last year going (then again…I say this every year). Between the sand storms and wind storms and huge blisters from my boots, there were some insanely stellar performances that I won’t be able to forget. Bands that stood out: Lorde, Sleigh Bells, Outkast, Cage the Elephant, Grouplove, Ms Mr. If you get the chance to see any of them live…you really should.

Enough on that. I’ll be posting some new work soon, but in the meantime you can check out my new lifestyle and product photography blog where I’ll be posting photos I take for work at Society6!

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This is my favorite place in Los Angeles at night. During the day it’s teaming with tourists and students and museum goers. But late at night it’s like a little oasis in the middle of this giant city. If you haven’t yet, add it to your bucket list. xx

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This past Friday I decided to take the day off of work to get inspired around LA. Having a full-time creative job has the potential to really suck the energy out of you. I have found that when I am able to step away from my desk and get amongst the city I produce much better work on a regular basis!

I had a very talented photographer friend in town so we decided to grab our cameras and cruise around, shooting the city! We started on the east side around the Walt Disney Concert Hall and then made our way to LACMA on the west side. I love my city so much. I never forget that, but I just appreciate it so much more when I am not commuting to and from work in traffic.

I have only been living here since this past September so I feel like I have only just begun to scratch the surface on all there is to discover here! If you have any places that you think I need to visit in LA please let me know! I am always craving new adventures.

Happy Monday! xx

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I recently partnered up with James Watts, an amazing film photographer based in Southern California, to work on a little collaboration project! I have long-admired his photography style (first discovered his work on Tumblr) and felt that we shared a similar California aesthetic which could make for some cool photo/lettering pieces. This is the first from our series and I’m really excited about it! Check out his site and Instagram for some more rad photos…and check back here for more pieces from this series soon!

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Some of you know, some of you don’t, but I recently left Hurley (where I had been for FOUR years!) to start a job as Senior Designer for Society6! Now instead of only doing apparel graphics, I am taking on all creative needs over here. It’s been busy, but SO exciting and I really feel like this type of job was meant for me. My day-to-day includes everything from designing web banner ads, to doing art for member emails and blog posts, to styling, organizing and photographing lifestyle photo shoots! Society6 recently redesigned their tote bags so that they are printed with all-over art and I really wanted to show off the amazing new product by shooting it while out and about on the streets of LA. I recruited my friend, the lovely Danielle Nagel, to help model them and we just cruised around Hollywood and shot some rad photos! Above are my favorites :)

And check out the new totes in my Society6 shop!

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YOU GUYS! I have been so completely overwhelmed by the amount of love and purchases made from my Society6 shop recently! So in order to show my love and appreciation in return I want to do a print giveaway!
I have 2 prints to give away, WILD & FREE and YOU & ME, both sized 13″x 19″ and printed on archival, acid-free, natural white paper. Ultra-smooth with a matte finish & hand-trimmed with a 1″ border.
All you have to do to enter is follow me on INSTAGRAM, @wesleybird, and then comment on the giveaway post in my shop [here] of which print you would like to win and that’s it! I’ll pick two random winners on Friday!
Can’t wait to give these away! Love you alllllllll! xx

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Recently I did a little freelance project for Society6. It was a summer inspired lookbook shoot featuring the different products that Society6 offers! I was so excited about this one and asked some of my friends to model the products for me. I scouted the location, styled the shoot, shot the whole thing and then edited the photos and created the final book in InDesign. It was a ton of work, but I am learning that these projects are my favorite ones to work on! Above are some of my favorite shots from the book, but you can view the whole lookbook here, along with a past lookbook I did for Jedidiah, a San Diego based surf company. If you or your company are looking for someone to shoot/style/design your next lookbook, definitely let me know! I’d be stoked to work with you :)

Happy Thursday everyone! xx

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analogMy digital collage art piece, STATIGRAPH, was recently published in a new music-themed zine, titled Analog, published by Society6! Limited to an edition of 100, embossed and hand numbered, and only 10 bucks! You can also buy the fine art print version in multiple sizes from the analog collection, here! This little zine is packed with some insanely awesome pieces by some super talented artists so pick one up quick!

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