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TXEMY

When We Love Colors brought artist, Txemy, from Spain to paint in Wynwood, I knew it would be an awesome chance to catch up with him while he was painting. Txemy uses vibrant colors and lots of tiny dots that come together to create electric murals. He invented the “Txemy machine,” which is a tube that attaches to a spray can in order to give a detailed spray effect. Txemy painted the front of 212 Gallery and also painted a 3 panel portrait piece for the We Love Colors warehouse. Check out the video above to watch him live in action. To see the video in HD, visit my Vimeo. Click after the jump to see photos from Txemy painting in Wynwood.

Peep my Tumblr for more shots, as always.

HELLO 2013

My year, in photographs.

I’ve always enjoyed looking through photos at the beginning of a new year. For some reason, looking at my past provides me with good insight for the future. Something about seeing the progression through visuals by being brought back to a mental state as opposed to a place. Over the last few years, I recapped my year in photos on my old blog – 2010 recap, 2009 recap. Since I lost that blog last year, I didn’t do one for 2011. I didn’t want to break the chain, so I decided to do one for 2012 while I was digging through my harddrives earlier this week. Better late than never, right?

To new light, love, inspiration, struggles, adventures and success. Peace to all.

 

February

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April.

May.

June.

July.

August.

September.

October.

November.

December.

– love & light.

 

 

 

C#CKFIGHT

3 females and 50+ males. Yup, that was the scene of the set of C#CKFIGHT. After 12 hours of a testosterone infused environment, I was sure able to capture some interesting moments from the making of Julian Yuri Rodriguez’s short film, C#CKFIGHT.

When filmakers Giancarlo Loffredo and Julian Yuri Rodriguez  reached out to me about shooting behind the scenes for a new short film, I was excited. Knowing Julian, and learning about the treatment (written by him and Ariel Castro), I  knew this wouldn’t be your average movie set. Commissioned by Borscht Film Festival and filmed on location in Miami, C#CKFIGHT was a sketchy movie set, to say the least. With shirtless Cuban men, broken beer bottles and “bath salts” surfacing the venue, I was sure to dress appropriately.

The first cut of the film premiered at The Borscht Film Festival on December 15th. It was amazing to see the film on the big screen, as I had specifically decided that I wouldn’t see it during the editing phases. Uncomfortable, suspenseful and shocking…… I suggest you keep a lookout for other chances to see a screening of C#CKFIGHT. Until then, you can see a teaser of the film, here.

If anyone who participated on set would like photos, please e-mail me, Jenny, at ShaynaBatya@gmail.com.

-love & light.