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Apr 16, 2017

Beyond The Noise - Up in Dubai now!

Beyond The Noise - Up in Dubai now!

David Light of Khaleej Times wrote up this thoughtful interview about my photo practice to accompany my exbibition with Red Bull Music Academy currenty up in Dubai. We have now traveled to 9 countries with our group show, Beyond The Noise! 

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Feb 24, 2017

Press on my show by The Fader

Press on my show by The Fader

Ruth Saxelby and Abraham Martinez wrote this lovely piece on my show at Milk Gallery. They interviewed myself and 3 subjects featured in Lifetime's Women Behind the Seams. Take a look and get to know these awesome women! Featured is security officer Claudette Tracey, style consultant Tziporah Salamon, and my childhood bff, designer Nicole Saldana. 

Thank you to The Fader for such a thoughtful piece! XX

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Feb 23, 2017

Opening Night at Milk Gallery!

Opening Night at Milk Gallery!

My dear friend Brandon Aviram took these lovely photos from my opening at Milk Gallery. Thank you so much, Brandon! Xo

See more coverage on Milk's Website here!

CommentsCategories art exhibition fashion film Tags Christelle de Castro Milk Lifetime Milk Gallery BTS Gallery Exhibition photography film

The Making of Behind the Seams

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Dec 21, 2016

13 Women to Watch by Complex

Exactly 4 years ago Complex Mag put me in this list next to Solange Knowles, Cara Delevinge, and Jessie Ware to name a few. I'm still on my slow and steady come-up, and still in awe to be mentioned among such incredibly talented women!

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Dec 13, 2016

VSCO Panel

VSCO Panel

Last week I had the pleasure of speaking on a panel of creative women at VSCO NYC. Our topic of discussion was, "What They Don't Teach You in School". I was joined by director Crystal Moselle, advertising strategist Marissa Shrum, and personal chef Lauren Gerrie. Our convo was lead by New York Times Photo Editor, Whitney Richardson.

To see a round up of our night, visit the VSCO site here. Beautiful photos by Nikki Krecicki.

Special Thanks to the amazing team at VSCO NYC, and to Amy Kanagaki for inviting me to join this panel!

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Oct 12, 2016

New Work with Outdoor Voices

New Work with Outdoor Voices

Shot these deliciously wet portraits of Matt Logos and Sasha for Outdoor Voices when it was still HOTTER THAN BALLS in nyc - check em out!

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Oct 7, 2016

FINAL DAY OF FUNDRAISER!

FINAL DAY OF FUNDRAISER!

HOOOOME STRETCH! Today is the final day of the fundraiser. We've raised $1,031.11!!!!!!!!! YES PEOPLE YES!!!! My goal is to reach $1,500 - with your support, I believe we can do it. I've upgraded the 'I Can't Breathe' print to 20" x 20" at the same price (previously 12" x 12"). Please stop by the site and scoop something up today. And thank you to everyone for supporting this initiative thus far -- thank you for the orders, thank you for the link shares, the re-tweets, the sense of community. 100% of proceeds will be donated to the families of the late Terence Crutcher, Kieth Lamont Scott, and Alfred Olango because BLACK LIVES MATTER

CommentsCategories activism art feminism street Tags black lives matter fund raiser keith lamont scott terence crutcher alfred olango

Oct 6, 2016

When Trolls Aid Your Fund Raiser

When Trolls Aid Your Fund Raiser

Yesterday two people tweeted some very mean spirited things at me. I wrote a huge response on Instagram - here it is verbatim: 

Some very unfortunate trolls have tweeted at me about this fund raiser, one person saying he would "check with authorities" that these funds were actually donated (which I welcome - because that's important) and another person tweeted at me saying, "The ghetto lottery is always a factor in these things #BlackLies" 🤔 Hmm I'm not MASSIVE on the social media sphere so I've never encountered such out-of-pocket trolling. I gotta say, this is deeply disturbing and hurtful and I am taking huge offense to this. I have been shooting protests since 2014 on my own volition (not on assignment, not for any publications, most certainly not for pay). I did so because I knew fashion platforms weren't even *thinking* this was important to cover. I shot these protests and I GAVE the pics specifically to @vmagazine and specifically to @i_d because I wanted the fashion audiences to pause for a moment and WAKE UP or STAY AWAKE. This was my way of being an activist, of using my power of photography and my relationships in media to support the Black Lives Matter movement. -To keep the fight visible, to display it in an honest way, to spark conversation, provoke change, and hopefully trigger some fucking rage. Does it really make that much sense for me to attend these rallies, take these photos over the course of 2 years, sell my prints for a sliver of what they are worth, dedicate my days off for trips to my photo lab, packaging, writing personal notes, and shipping these prints (in some cases HAND DELIVERING), just to capitalize on a fund raiser (which has been running for 3 months now) with a humble goal of $1,500? 🤔🤔🤔 Damn @joannethescammer would be SO UPSET with me for having the worst and most exhausting strategy ever.

I guess these trolls don't know much about me. I guess they don't know I'm an advisory board member of the Filipino American Museum, an unpaid position, and with @famnewyorkcity I helped raise $40K (yes - forty thousand dollars!! 🙌🏾) for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in my mother land. I guess these trolls don't know I helped launch the feminist mag @toprankmagazine where we all worked pro-bono and PUT MONEY into the publication. I guess they never saw those #StopObjectification videos I volunteered to direct for @NormaKamalito raise awareness around the sexual harassment women face daily. I guess they didn't see me in that @dazed article that came out a couple weeks ago supporting @plannedparenthood, and endorsing the awesome shirts @nataliamantini and @buuski made (these tees are being sold and they intend to donate 100% of proceeds to PP!! 💞) Damn, with the power of google, I guess these things about me could have been researched. But why bother when flashing on people via twitter is way easier. I get it, we are all hurting. We are filled with aggression. Peep my fb page, I come off like a perpetually angry activist -slash- @ShaunKing groupie (in between interludes of selfies at @theJerrySpringerShow LOL). Instead of assuming ill intentions, GOOGLE A BITCH. If you are frustrated, hurt, and want to see change - then I urge you to do something about it. You don't have to support my cause, do something that heals YOU, or helps your community, or inspires others. But don't come for me with a savage accusation, do not demean my work because girl, I'm fighting the good fight and this shit is hard. I need not to be deflated, I could really use your hand. If you want to be an activist but don't know where to start, then stop on by my bigcartel and grab yourself a print. I've said it before and I'll say it again - 100% of proceeds will be donated directly to the families of #TerenceCrutcher #KeithLamontScott & #AlfredOlango because BLACK LIVES MATTER

***UPDATE*** Due to this trollage I sold 5 more prints, we are so close to the $1,500 goal. THIS RULES Y'ALL. THIS TOTALLY RULES!

CommentsCategories activism art fashion feminism Tags christelle de castro twitter beef trolls

Oct 3, 2016

FUND RAISER UNTIL OCT 7TH - BLACK LIVES MATTER

FUND RAISER UNTIL OCT 7TH - BLACK LIVES MATTER

Hey friends & fam, so far this initiative has raised almost $600. My hope is to triple this number by Friday. All prints are priced low, with 100% of proceeds going directly to the Crutcher, Scott, and Olango families. The fund raiser is up until this Friday October 7th. This is a small way to directly help our community - please take a look, purchase a print, or help spread the word. Your support means everything! #blacklivesmatter #endpolicebrutalityNOW 

CommentsCategories activism art feminism street Tags black lives matter fund raiser activism protest photo journalism christelle de castro

Sep 29, 2016

In Support of Planned Parenthood for DAZED

In Support of Planned Parenthood for DAZED

My wonderful friends Natalia Manitin and Tallulah Willis created these 'Ours Not Yours' tees to raise funds for Planned Parenthood. Additionally, they rallied up a group of women to give our two cents on healthcare, womens rights, and our hopes for the future. Major love to Natalia and Tallulah for including my voice on this much needed piece. #FeminismIsActivism!

CommentsCategories activism fashion feminism Tags planned parenthood dazed magazine dazed activism feminism natalia mantini tallulah willis christelle de castro

Sep 2, 2016

ROOT Interview

ROOT Interview

Sat down with the lovely folks at ROOT Studios for a short interview. Read it here. Photo by Peggy Gertner. Thank you, ROOT!

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Aug 19, 2016

2 FILMS UP AT CADILLAC HOUSE WITH VISIONAIRE

2 FILMS UP AT CADILLAC HOUSE WITH VISIONAIRE

I've got 2 films on view at the Gallery at Cadillac House until August 31st. See my Artist Commercial for Visionaire's issue, FOREVER. Also see my Bedtime Story film narrarated by Ahmed Eldin, starring Brooke Candy, Alan Cumming, Rose McGowan, Binx Walton, Humberto Leon, and Hari Nef.

CommentsCategories art fashion film Tags visionaire exhibition gallery christelle de castro ahmed eldin brooke candy alan cumming rose mcgowan binx walton humberto leon hard nef film video

Aug 4, 2016

Vacay in beautiful Jamaica

Vacay in beautiful Jamaica

Back in NYC after 5 amazing days in Jamaica for my friend Tamu's 40th birthday. A trip I'll never forget. I had allllll the plantains! 

CommentsCategories travel fashion Tags tamu mcpherson all the pretty birds jamaica rootsandculture76 fashion travel vacation jamaica port antonio

Jul 19, 2016

Ambassador's Circle Podcast

I had the pleasure of chatting with LT & J from Bay Area-based radio show, the Ambassador's Circle. Click the link above to listen, our chat comes in at 10:30. We talk about how I bagged my first solo exhibition, my transition into freelance, and what's to come :)

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May 2, 2016

Date With Danielle for ALLDAY

Date With Danielle for ALLDAY

Had a good ol Italian time with my friend Danielle Grecco.  Story on ALLDAY here

CommentsCategories art fashion street Tags christelle de castro danielle greco allday allday everyday VFILES

Apr 26, 2016

My Film "Open Up" Makes Business of Fashion's Top 10 List!

My Film "Open Up" Makes Business of Fashion's Top 10 List!

I am so unbelievably honored. My film made Business of Fashion's top 10 Fashion Films of the season, sandwiched between HUUUUUUUGE LVMH big-budget productions. Thank you to my long time collaborators for GOING ALL THE WAY IN with me. This is a HUGE HONOR & the beginning of major opportunities to come. Endless THANK YOUS to everyone involved - I love you guys. Let's keep pushing #stoneman 

CommentsCategories art fashion film music street Tags christelle de castro nicopanda showstudio business of fashion