John Gives - 2 Steppin’
These are real quotes from people, messages I get.
Sunday shoot was a breath of fresh air. Did another shoot for Monzu Fresh Pasta with Marissa. And Food Porn shoot continues this Saturday.
Btw, most of my blogging photos are taken with an iPhone. And the photo shoots I do are done with a film camera. These were taken with iPhone.
Nah I’m kidding. I’m not sure who started it or if this is a trend but I did this Sleeping Nit out of no where after our run just to be funny and next thing you know I find fashion photos of the models sleeping near the car haha. I love it!
Have ya’ll heard their new album. Definitely not what I expected from them but I love it!!
I finally delivered the photos to Monzu last night and I’m relieved to find out they fucking loved the photos. There were some I really loved and these are the ones I picked and framed. They wanted me to shoot at Petco park as well and I hated those photos so much I was having a bad week over it. The process of choosing a photo are always hard for me, I stress out alot over it cuz I’m so hard on myself and to see that they actually loved the Petco photos threw me off, maybe they weren’t so bad, maybe I’m just too picky. With that said, I still think they were horrible and if they want it, I’ll print it for them haha. And you can tell I didn’t post it on here cuz I still hate them.
See the rest of the photos HERE.
The Monzu Fresh Pasta project is all done, I just have to pick up the photos and get them framed and delivered. I really hope they like them! I’m not sure when they’ll put up the photos, maybe immediately but stay tuned for their 6 month anniversary in November. Let’s all go there together, drink wine, eat some pastas, and check out the Food Porn photos I shot for Monzu. Ps, Food Porn without the porn haha.
Models: Tiffany, Erica, and Alex.
13 years later I still have my car ya’ll. I absolutely love Honda s2000 and I would love to buy more of it. I will later in the future, after I settle in my home at the end of the year. Yes, I’ll be living in my own home, by myself. All the room to play and garage space for my cars.
Photos were taken by Leo Dirillo. IG account: @ggs.shshn . Leo made my car cleaner than it really is. Daily driven and took a lot of beating.
I just need a break.
A week after Food Porn Vol 2 I got a DM from Monzu Fresh Pasta, requested to have a sit down with me to discuss future collaboration. I met up with the owner of Monzu (Aldo) on a Thursday afternoon and went over what he wanted from me and how he found out about me. Aldo told me one day he was strolling through downtown and stumbled upon 5&A Dime. Walked in to buy a t-shirt and saw my Food Porn Vol 2 photos on the wall and wanted something similar for his restaurant.
After days on working out the final details we finally found a set date to shoot. We will debut these photos at Monzu Fresh Pasta’s six month anniversary party in November so stay tuned for the date. I would love it if ya’ll can come to see my photos, drink wine/beer, and eat some pasta.
Special thanks or Monzu Fresh Pasta for this great opportunity, Erica, Alex, Tiffany Green, and Marissa for all your help to make this possible.
We were out in Balboa Park doing a shoot for Monzu Fresh Pasta and Marissa helped out with styling and lighting. Turned around and saw a good opportunity snapped a couple of photos of her.
Good morning ya'll. I hope ya'll had a wonderful weekend.
I didn't take this photo but it's so good.
Shot at Bing Haus for Food Porn Vol 3.
Marla is a good friend of mine who has been dodging my request to shoot her. These are not an official shoot, I was at Marla's house recently for her little brother's wedding and I just took a couple of photos of Marla with my new camera. Silly that she thought she didn't look good enough for me to shoot her, crazy!
Art work by Erika, the model I recently worked with. What I didn't know, Erika is an artist herself. She painted this photo of me with the third eye. And another thing you didn't know about me, there's some truth in the painting.
Food Porn Vol 3 shoot with the amazing Marianne at El Carrito. Shout out to El Carrito for allowing us to shoot after hours and for the tasty food. If you haven't been you must try. Same owners and Por Vida Cafe and it's on the same block. Technically neighbors, it's a couple of doors down from Por Vida. Open 7 days a week 7 AM - 3 PM, Mexican breakfast joint.