There is always something, if not many things that we can be grateful for. There is always something we can do to lend a hand. The coolest people I know, are the ones with the biggest hearts. I am always working on myself to figure out how I can be more like the person I am in my imagination. I constantly catch myself worrying about things that are of minimal importance and try to immediately reprioritize in those moments. This weeks episode is a very small effort on my behalf to attempt to aid relief for those currently in West Africa suffering due to the Ebola virus. 100% of sales from all “Living” hat orders made today will be donated to Operation Blessing To be a part, you can order HERE.
I have been wanting to travel to Tahiti for as long as I can remember. When looking at pictures, it seemed like a place so good that it couldn’t truly exist. Making this video was very difficult for me because I didn’t even want to bring my camera, let alone take it out each day and film something. Of course, now that the trip is in the past I am very happy that I took a few moments to document awesome memories that truly are defined by the word “unreal”. One last tidbit… this trip is the reason I’m back to putting out Maestro Knows every week and for that I am extremely grateful.
Since meeting Patrick in 2009, I have seen the world come to be influenced by his work through neon. Several companies have ripped off his designs and every day many people post pictures of his work on their tumblr and social media pages without having any idea where it came from. If you google Patrick’s name it will give you many results at his ever growing catalogue, but in this episode of Maestro Knows you will come to find out a bit more of what keeps him creating, day in and day out. Take a look as we roll through studio Martinez, noting past and present works. Plus a cruise down Whittier Blvd to identify Patrick’s work in full form. Another one from and for the City of Angels!
Several years ago one of my friends introduced me to a new artist he was working with named Becky G. At that time, she has several videos online with quite a lot of traction and soon after had caught the attention of hit-maker Dr. Luke. Since signing to his label, I’ve seen Becky make amazing strides in what is going to be an amazing musical journey. As she tells in the video of her tour dates with Demi Lovato and Katy Perry, her current single “Shower” is marinating around the world and the #BEASTERS are becoming an even stronger alliance. I’m excited to have put this piece together at this exact time, showcasing another awesome Los Angeles story. Hailing from Inglewood, California…let’s meet Becky G!
The year is coming to a close and I wanted to take things back to the old school. I started my Maestro Knows riding around in my car, visiting friends around the city of Los Angeles to showcase their lives and talents but since then it’s taken my documentation around the world. This year I worked on the Wild Rabbit campaign with Hennessy, which hit close to home for me because it’s my everyday scenario. It’s about chasing after the thing that you love, striving for it, capturing it, improving it and so on. So in this piece I wanted to give you a look at some of my friends (Bridget Kelly, Nem Perez, Valerie Julian, Kyle Awtry) who are chasing after theirs in LA!