So we can better learn to pick ourselves up. Wrong. It’s so Warner Bros. can pick up the iconic hero once again for a whole double entendre. That’s right, the Justice League. In the upcoming sequel for Man of Steel, entitled: Batman vs. Superman, Warner Bros. will be presenting the two iconic heroes in a shared DC universe, scheduled to be released in the summer of 2015.
The Venice Beach setting adds a hot, outdoor drama to their shoot starring model Nicole Kristen. Ja’Niya’s styling, meanwhile, fuses the slickness of a casual beach style, mixed with the elegance of yesteryear’s Venice Beach. The challenging part of the shoot was finding the hidden gems that still stand reminiscent of what Venice Beach meant to its past inhabitants.
Old money in a new world, the beautiful and the damned debutantes live in a dream. Suspended high above the streets of New York, they mingle with the flappers and philosophers and soak up tales of the jazz age. All the sad young men swoon on their brownstone stoops and chase their silken skirts. They spend their days perusing novels and stories in a nice quiet place of porcelain and pink and flirt with the gods of darkness. Tender is the night they dwell in, like gilded moths they glide.
I immediately envisioned the perfect backdrop for this concept. A house drenched in light that had existed for 100 years and witnessed the changes in style and fashion. The rooms provided us with a wonderful balance of past and present, strength and endurance, much like the heart of a woman. A woman’s heart has is the center of her sexuality. It has many rooms and can be strong, dark and mysterious as well as soft, romantic and powerful.
I am first generation Philippine American. My brother, Gerard, and I were raised on Jones Street in Jersey City. It’s much gentrified now, but when we were growing up, it was the type of neighborhood where you would think twice about going to the deli after 7pm. There was a lot of graffiti, many panhandlers, heavy loitering on the street corners, stripped cars, and a lot of noise from neighbors yelling at people on the street to turn down their boom boxes.
Jackpot began when photographer Adam Ghijben was browsing the internet and stumbled across a wedding album shot in the unlikeliest of places. As he explored, he uncovered more and more albums of happy couples posing and kissing, all under the watchful gaze of a giant genie lamp, a jolly ten-foot tall king and jumbles of bright oversized letters. He discovered a gem hidden in downtown Las Vegas – The Neon Museum. Established in 1996, the two acres of dusty desert house more than 120 gloriously kitsch light bulb-bedecked signs enjoying their retirement in the sun.