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20 years ago my dad took me to WWF Wrestlemania 2000. My favorite wrestler at the time was @therock, so I couldn’t believe I was finally going to get to see him wrestle in person. This past weekend I got to shoot some videos with him. The Universe does some crazy shit sometimes. (PS I accidentally put one of instagram’s awful filters on this video, that’s why it looks a little washed out. πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ)

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Been working hard on a bunch of videos I shot in Asia - can’t wait to put them out soon! πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ πŸŽ₯

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Happy 28 to my globetrotting Queen. It’s been hard for my old ass to keep up w you, hence why I can never stay awake on any flight we take. But alas, as Father Time catches up with you, expect more photos like the last one here. πŸ‘πŸ»

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Planes, trains, taxis, Airbnbs, endless 7-11 runs, hundreds of camera batteries, dozens of lenses and a handful of YouTube videos later... another Asia trip in the books. Thank you @jessicakobeissi and @flanneryunderwood for living with me in the trenches for the past two weeks. Love you guys β›©πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅πŸ‡°πŸ‡·πŸ―πŸ™πŸ½

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Before you die, make it to Japan to watch the cherry blossoms fall from the trees at least once. It’s everything. πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ πŸ’ 🌸

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πŸ―πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅πŸ“·: @jessicakobeissi

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Doing what us Amurricans do best, lighting shit on fire and taking pictures of it. πŸ”₯ πŸ’₯ πŸ§¨β˜’οΈπŸš­πŸ†˜ @flanneryunderwood @jessicakobeissi

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Today in Kyoto, Japan. Osaka tomorrow! πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅

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One of the best parts of traveling is making unexpected friends that you know you’ll be tight with for years to come. Thanks for being our Tokyo liaison, personal photographer and all around ninja assassin @k319w. Also thanks to @akiraharigae and @ken_youthtokyo for showing us around. πŸ“·: @flanneryunderwood

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Enter the Void πŸ‘πŸˆ΅γŠ™οΈπŸ’‰ πŸ“·: @k319w

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same shirt, same wig... tried to get the exact same room as well but it’s closed for renovations. shout out karaoke kan in shibuya for letting us relive one of my favorite film memories. πŸ“·: @jessicakobeissi

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tokyo alleys at night are puuuure vibes πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅

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1st time overseas w @flanneryunderwood making videos for ourselves. It once felt impossible, now it just feels like the beginning. πŸ“·: @kohki

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congrats on 5 milly @therealtarzann - growing up ace ventura was my favorite animal savior, now you is 🐯 πŸ’

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Damn my LG Chocolate still takes some mean photos πŸ“±πŸ«

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Had my first legit movie theater premiere last night in LA for some short films I did w @instagram and Will Smith’s production company @overbrook. In honor of Black History Month, the first film features @brehannadaniels, NASCAR’s first black female pit-crew team member, and the second film features @therealtarzann, who is basically our generation’s Steve Irwin. Never thought I’d actually be making videos for IG themselves one day - such a wild experience. SWIPE RIGHT and also check out the first video now on @instagram’s profile under IGTV. Team on these videos: @mark.c.roe @jaketorchin @maloknee @proxcinema @whofpv #shareblackstories

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I love how Flan and I just started our own production company and called it Black & Ginger (based off our hair colors), paid for all the LLC and tax shit, and then Flan randomly comes home w blonde hair. The first time she’s ever had blonde hair in her ENTIRE life lmao. Not gonna lie, I’m down though. πŸ™‹πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ’‡πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

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β€œOne day A.I. is going to look back on us the same way we look at fossil skeletons on the plains of Africa. An upright ape living in dust with crude language and tools, all set for extinction.”

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headed back to japan soon to make some videos (and spend all my money on fatty toro) πŸ£πŸ“·πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅

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video we did with @jessicakobeissi just hit 1 million views in two weeks. a little backstory: a couple years ago @flanneryunderwood told me she was a huge fan of this girl on youtube who did photography videos, and she was going to DM her to see if she needed any help. the first video they ever did was the first episode of 4 photographers shoot the same model - and since then the series has become one of the biggest photo related shows on the internet. fast forward to now and they’re like sisters, and jessica has singlehandedly intro’d us to an incredible community of youtube photographers - even giving us the confidence to launch our own channel @blackgingerco. thanks for everything - here’s to many more episodes in 2019 πŸ–€πŸ“·πŸ‘ >> swipe right to see each of the 4 photographers in action >>

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32 today. Feeling more comfortable in my own skin than ever before. Who’s down to make some videos in 2019? I wanna collaborate πŸ–€πŸ“·

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look at my queen thoooo 🧑

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the only way to really understand what it takes to design the perfect travel bag is to get out, travel all over the world and figure out exactly what you’d put into one if you were ever given the chance. for the past year and a half I’ve gotten to be with @shaymitchell in countries all over the planet as she dreamed up a travel bag and accessory line, @beis. she even asked for my input a couple of times - β€œwhat would the perfect bag for creative people be like?” my favorite piece from the collection so far is The Weekender in black which launched today. it has a trolley passthrough so it attaches perfectly to any luggage, a zip-nook at the bottom of the bag so you can keep your dirty stuff away from your clean stuff, plenty of space for cameras, hard drives and laptops, water-resistant and it opens really large so you can grab whatever you need right away. all for only $78. happy to have played a small part in bringing this wonderful line to life πŸ–€

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lovers walking home from work πŸ–€πŸ–€

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ahhhh yessss, the coveted peace sign/nose pick combo, a sacred maneuver honed by the samurai thousands of years ago πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ πŸ‘˜πŸŽŽ

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this girl can eat tho. scientists are still trying to figure out where it all goes. love feeding you all over tha world πŸ—πŸ£πŸ€πŸ°πŸ­πŸ«πŸŒ @flanneryunderwood

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headed to mexico city this month to make some videos. last time I was in this part of the world the kids were blown away by my camera equipment. they basically climbed my back just to catch a glimpse through my viewfinder. top 5 travel moments of my life for sure!excited to get back out this way πŸ‡²πŸ‡½ πŸ“·

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dear man bun/top knot/whatever other douchie name you have this week, we’ve had a good 4-5 year run but let’s face it, in 2014 you had some street cred but in 2018 you just a meme, I don’t think I can go into 2019 w you. any of my friends wanna do the honors? it’s time πŸ’€βœ‚οΈ

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all the way up 🚁

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πŸ€πŸŒ΄πŸ’πŸ”« πŸ‘ πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³ @shaymitchell

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shot a fun summer lookbook w @shaymitchell and the squad. my favorite was the beer cans in the hair, the ultimate ratchet queen crown πŸ˜­πŸ‘‘ -link in my bio - photos and calligraphy: @flanneryunderwood style: @monicarosestyle makeup: @makeupbyariel hair: @jesushair

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been editing Shaycation China the past couple weeks. excited to share this one soon πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³

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yoga around LA w @flanneryunderwood

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my little yogi been making some good progress lately. meanwhile I’m still trying to touch my toes, stay tuned

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of all the camera purchases I’ve made over the past 10 yrs, the zhiyun crane (which you can buy used for like $190 on ebay) has been my best purchase by far. never leave home without it, and it’s come with me all over the world. @zhiyun_gimbal πŸ“·: @flanneryunderwood

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@flanneryunderwood πŸ—½

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so story about this jacket is back when I used to work for @pitbull - there was this party in Miami and I knew that if I was gonna be around mr worldwide I needed to have a jacket on that he might appreciate. he approved. DALE. πŸ“·: @flanneryunderwood

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shoutout my queen @flanneryunderwood πŸ”₯