Hey all (: I wanted to re-introduce myself in this space and thank everyone who has been following my journey of self-exploration and creation in the art world. . ~ my name is victoria. I’m 27 and living in Pasadena, CA . ~ i love directing music videos, shooting fashion photography and writing poetry. my video production company is @glasshousevisuals. . ~ i work in the beauty/wellness world as a content producer. . photo by @huntergulan
I discovered photography playing in my best friends bedroom after school on Friday’s. Her father bought her a DSLR camera that we mostly used to take the photos. She would dress up like characters we read about in books or rockstars we fantasized whose lives were like. Photography became a bonding experience and an excuse to explore the city around us as young teens “figuring it all out” still. When did you begin to realize your passion?
a lot of my photographs are shot outdoors because I never had a studio space I felt comfortable shooting in and I couldn’t afford a fancy one. ultimately, this led me to really learning to utilize my surroundings to create characters in a real environment. I was curating the style, but the location would be my leading source of inspiration. I shot this at a farm on my old college campus (long after graduating from there) . . photographed this of @madiblampied styling @ariianapearl hair @matthewalanhair makeup @beckiedeangelis for @abookof (if you haven’t peeped the magazine I work on- check it x )
music video I directed for @chrystianonline premiered on @bet_jams last week, this video portrays people longing for one another through a series of different pop art-inspired installations (production designer: @kenzo_films) glad to work on this alongside @huntergulan @glasshousevisuals @adamgharibdp @er.aragon @jarus_lorenzen @ugomozie @sydneyjharper
this experimental piece I directed portrays escapism through a dancer ( @madelinemcinnis) who moves to her own beat. inspired by the monotony of everyday life we experience and our daydreams of doing things a little differently. had a lovely team on this project: Art Director @vic_leee, DP @huntergulan, Styling @meganvo96, Hair @hairbyclaudiaj, Makeup @iamdanypham, Editor @kylemcrawford , Sound @blue.jar.42 - Check the piece out on @abookof
no ones journey is the same. i was always taking photos of my friends growing up but the way I went about pursuing photography and film professionally was with very little expectation, but I can’t image myself doing anything else right now.
Distance has taught me a lot about the span of relationships.
it’s official! I’m moving to Pasadena next month and am excited for all the new locations to discover and shoot at when I’m out there. This past month has been chaos and I have pretty much been shooting non stop because it grounds me.
wasn’t sure if it was raining outside or a combination of thunder roars coming from trucks unloading at the grocery store across the street and my neighbor above me watering her patio plants. sums up living in LA during “winter”
Most of my BTS photos on film sets are up on @glasshousevisuals but wanted to share some here. Photo by @arie.michele . Stoked for upcoming music videos this year (:
A few years ago my garage was filled to the brim with wardrobe I would find at thrift shops and I was styling all my friends for photoshoots. My work has progressed so much since working with a team and I’m so grateful for all the relationships built on set that have really shaped who I am today. Celebrating turning 28 today (wow). Sharing one last photo from this set but you can see the rest at @justemagazine model @frankiking hair @genevievegianhair makeup @eriktorppe styling @jessette.nyc
An editorial I photographed over the summer was published on @justemagazine, featuring @frankiking @margaux_the_agency makeup @eriktorppe hair @genevievegianhair styling @jessette.nyc - this past summer was a dream, @_melici_ and I were living in laurel canyon with eachother for about a month and spent the days going to museums, sunbathing nude, reading books at urth cafe on melrose, doing photoshoots in the house. Am grateful for the leisure and joy this past summer brought into my life.
a few character portraits from the @3.very campaign I directed a while back, to see the rest of them check out their website . In these videos @tashimrod @madelinemcinnis and @jacobatwood , cinematography @huntergulan with @glasshousevisuals, hair: @genevievegianhair MU: @slimsheadymakeup styling: @monicacargile
Last month I directed the music video “boysenblue” by @princesseze_ This piece was heavy on the heart. It’s important to create things bigger than yourself- to put yourself in the shoes of someone else. Thankful for the kind-hearted, hardworking and supportive team on this. Crew: @huntergulan @adamgharibdp @kylemcrawford @hansboysen @_the_b_word_ Cast: @arie.michele @immajjorr @keith_2fly @banana_bomb @jenae_sayquoi @themobdanceco @jaychrismoore @livefree37