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Surfing The Concrete Fashion Shoot In Downtown Los Angeles

March 4, 2016
Surfboard fashion photo shoot in downtown los angeles with photographer, John Ussenko.

One of my fav fashion shoots. I love combining completely different elements and creating art from it. When was the last time you saw a model, Jeffrey Campbell high heels, and a surf board against some murals in downtown Los Angeles? Exactly my point. When I collaborate with models and hear some of their ideas, it helps spark new visions in my mind. And then we create something like this.

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Bringing Street Fashion To Old Town Irvine

February 27, 2016
Irvine downtown old village fashion shoot with photographer, John Ussenko with model Janelle Carroll.

I’m a nostalgic kind of guy and when I find a place that was built back in 1895, I start to drool. And Old Town Irvine is one of those places. I’ve done a few street fashion shoots here and it feels new every time I visit. The ancient wood, that appears to be original, keeps my mind wondering about the history of this place. I love old stuff.

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Edgy Street Fashion With An Attitude In Downtown Los Angeles Artist District

January 28, 2016
Black leather jacket and wolves fashion shoot in downtown los angeles with street photographer, John Ussenko and model Janelle Carroll.

If you’re going to do a photo shoot in downtown Los Angeles, you definitely have to get some murals in the shot. This place is filled with some of the most amazing graffiti murals in the artist district. To me, downtown LA equals urban art. This is where I go to be immersed in it. And if you take a moment to appreciate the art, you’ll realize how massive some of these pieces are. It blows my mind away. Kudos to all those artists who run the streets looking for the perfect canvas to express their soul.

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Rocking Out In Downtown Laguna Beach

December 14, 2015
Rocker lifestyle fashion shoot with fashion photographer John Ussenko on location in downtown Laguna Beach.

I enjoyed this shoot a lot and hanging out in downtown Laguna Beach is a blast. It’s interesting how certain things will give you flashbacks, specifically this photo shoot. I started to reminisce about the time I moved to a new school during 7th grade. Moving = New city. New school. No friends. Medieval times. Yeah, it really sucked.  And it didn’t help that I had the classic comb over and looked like a dork.  However, my path as a loner changed during lunch period.

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Jeffrey Campbell High Heels Meet Backyard Boards

December 3, 2015
Surfboard fashion shoot in downtown los angeles with lifestyle photographer, John Ussenko and model Janelle Carroll.

It’s really awesome to setup a fun shoot like this.  I enjoy experimenting with different props and ideas. I believe the most important aspect of shooting is being able to listen to the model and share her vision as well. After all, no matter how you look at it, it’s a team effort.  It’s about having fun, laughing, and being productive at the same time.

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