Dec 21, 2016
Oct 12, 2016
Oct 6, 2016
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!
Oct 3, 2016
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
Sep 29, 2016
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!
Sep 27, 2016
IT'S TEA TIME
Sep 24, 2016
Aug 19, 2016
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.
May 2, 2016
Apr 26, 2016
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
Feb 26, 2016
Dec 16, 2015
Here's a cute wrap photo from last Sunday in Greenpoint. This is probably the biggest production orchestrated by Stoneman. And easily my most favorite shoot to date. Soooo much love happinging between the cast and crew. I'm so excited to start editing and share this piece with the world! Stay tuned! #Nicopanda #MachineA #christelledecastro #stoneman
Nov 20, 2015
Nov 5, 2015
Nov 3, 2015
Major Thank You to Champ Magazine for featuring me as a Champion Woman representing New York City! What a huge honor to be sharing these pages with so many incredible women. Champ is distributed worldwide & should hit newstands in nyc soon. I'm dying to get my hands on a copy! Pic above c/o Champ Mag's instagram. <3 <3 <3
Oct 13, 2015
Living for this!! My FW15 Vfiles Sport Plus Campaign in the windows at VFILES!
And look who I ran into! The brilliant Michael Anthony who did the make up on this shoot. :) What a lovely serendipitous day in NYC! Stop by VFILES on the corner of Mercer & Howard to check it out
Jul 15, 2015
Just got back from my 3 week holiday. Got to visit friends in Berlin, London, and Paris. More images to come soon. Here's a snap from HBA - June 28th.
Jun 18, 2015
I met the legendary Ms. Columbia at Queens Pride. #Happypride everyone!
Jun 9, 2015
From the archives - Cris in Brooklyn last December. This girl is everything. So major, such a free bird, such a muse.
Daria was in town from LA last week and I'm sooo happy we got a ton of QT in. It's wild to think I've known this woman for 7 years now. We've essentially been friends for my entire NY career. We met in 2008 during our days at Opening Ceremony. We worked together everyday churning out impossible loads of content for OC online. I think we survived those two years through A TON of laughter. Our gchats were off the fucking hook hilarious. The music we played in the office was typically very inappropriate or just torturous (ie. Paparazzi by Lady Gaga on literal repeat - every time the beat dropped, we died - I think once you've played a song for the 70th time in a row, it becomes funny to hear it again). Anyways, I love this girl to pieces - my former partner in crime, my "ex wife", my always friend.
Jun 8, 2015
From the archives - Zac at my old crib doing the wings poster in a Rodman jersey. Lol at least the idea was there.. #boysandgirlsbook
This was a kid that wanted a pic with Evian Christ while I was shooting him a few weeks ago. I was a bit annoyed that he interrupted my shoot, but I turned around and loved his style. Ha!
Jun 6, 2015
The girls over for dinner. Never grow up!
Jun 5, 2015
Shot my girl Deidre for the Fader in some of her classic church looks. The bitch titled the article "My Life in Church Drag." Lol I'M DEAD! Deidre is a damn fool. How bomb does she look tho! Line em up y'all - she's single.
Shot this cutie David Casavant for i-D online
Yesterday night with Kim Ann, headed to her gig for a Gucci after party. So insane to have this much sunlight at 8:30PM. I don't mind it at all!
Ran into my boy Curtis on Bowery & Rivington yesterday. Love this fool - haven't seen him in a minute!
Chillin with Maluca at Red Bull Studios on her last day of recording this week. This girl has been working hard.