Wed Feb 1 2017
ONA Bags family have been one of my biggest supporters since I began photography 3 years ago. They were the first camera bag I've ever purchased which I still use to this day. I was also featured on their Photographer Profile series. About a month ago, they reached out to me about a cool project they thought I would be perfect for. They were releasing two new products - The Bond Street bag and Kyoto Wrist Strap at the end of January. Of course, without any hesitation, I said "duh". But what came to a great surprise is they gave gave me full creative control on the photo concept as well as video - YES, video! If you've been actively following me, you would know that I began doing personal video projects as well as with clients/brands (LGV20 campaign) last year. One of my goals for 2017 was to be commissioned by a brand for a video project, and I can't thank the ONA family enough for putting their trust in my vision. This was truly a milestone for me and I'm so extremely honored to have accomplished this with a brand that's been with me since the beginning of my photography career.
I also want to thank Christina Emilie for saying yes to being my subject as well as being a great friend and inspiration to the photography community.
Here is the video I shot and edited for the release of their new products. You can also read more about this project on the ONA's Blog site.