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Coco & Breezy

Visual Essays, Fashion Stories

Coco & Breezy have been long time friends. It was amazing to collaborate with them and The Glamourai down in Coney Island on this fashion shoot to take it back. It was a mere 32 degrees that day and the girls were troopers.

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DESIGN YOUR LIFE

The Shop, Onken's World

“You must give up the way it is… to have it the way you want it.” In digging through inspirational quotes for a special promo project, I came across this quote, which really resonated with the way I see life, and have seen it over the years. I touched on this idea in my Transitions, Passions and Sacrifices blog post, but I wanted to expand a little and make it a bit more applicable to your lives. It’s so true that there

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BURTON L.A.M.B. Collection

Visual Essays, Fashion Stories

I love it when I get to collaborate with friends for a cool brand. Jasmine and I got to jet out to a beautiful lake cabin in Pennsylvania with the Burton crew and create some fun images for the Gwen Stefani L.A.M.B. collection. We chilled, and I even cooked up a storm of Tomato Kale baked egg goodness for dinner. Here’s an excerpt from over at Jasmine’s blog on coming up with the concept. Check out the post for her

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ABS Theory

The Shop, Photography 101

ABS: in my book, it’s Always Be Shooting (Not, Anti-lock Brake System). I think this is highly important in any creative business, especially photography. Honing your craft takes time, as it is a process and a journey. The more you shoot, the more you develop your skills. I think it’s a good idea to always be shooting your own work. My theory is that if you are always shooting for yourself you will always be progressing. I learn new things every time I

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The Ultimate Lifehack: Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence, The Shop

I’ve heard bits and pieces of life hacking, where you can do things to create the life you want. One of my first introductions to the thought of life hacking was when I read Tim Ferris’ book, the 4 Hour Work Week. I’ve already began designing the lifestyle that I really wanted before I read the book, but it really solidified the direction I was heading and equipped me with some bigger ideas. Lifestyle design, it’s hacking your life and

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The Tibetan Pilgrimage

There comes a great mystique when not researching the place you’re going before you go. I like going without expectations, which partially happened on this trip. One of the big reason’s I wanted to go to Tibet was the amazing travel portrait work of Phil Borges. I met him a while back and saw his book on the Tibetan Portrait, including the Dalai Lama. Since then, the Tibetan nomads were what appealed to me, and what I inspired me to want

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Priscilla Paints

Where are you from? Born and raised in the Bronx What’s your favorite color? I don’t have one… every color pulls a different, equally as interesting, emotion from me. A wonderfully executed composition of colors takes me to another world sometimes. Painting, skating, music, any other creative hobbies we should know about? I pretty much do anything I think I’m capable of. Besides those things listed, I’ve been building furniture and functional home décor out of scrap wood… a drill,

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Welcome to Onken’s World

The Shop, Onken's World

Shoptalk will have a number of topics around creative entrepreneurship, but this category is a peak into my world, and the lifestyle I’ve created. It will include daily thoughts, daily looks,  things I like, and many others. I’m very excited to see where this journey of the creative life takes me, and I will use this section to share exactly that. It will be RAW, it will be honest, it will be authentic. In the old blog format, SHOPTALK went

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Justin Bieber in the Jungle

It’s funny all the controversy with the press these days, you never really know what’s true and what’s not. Say what you want, I witnessed something authentically beautiful in Guatemala with the kid. I have helped build the charity Pencils of Promise from the ground up. Adam, the founder and I connected a few years back when there was one school built; fast forward 4 years later and we’ve broken ground on over 160 schools in four countries. Many of

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