Kendall Sanchez is an up and coming fashion blogger from Oildale, California. At the young age of 19, she is already making her strong presence known in the fashion community.
We initially discovered Kendall while browsing the street-style website Lookbook.nu almost a year ago. At the time, Kendall had already been successful as she was working with some big companies like Pac-Sun. In the short amount of time we’ve known Kendall, her style & her art has improved quite dramatically. Kendall’s style is definitely a force to be reckoned with, as she is always on top of the game. We see her improving every day, every week, and every month, which is extremely admirable and inspiring. It’s almost rare to find someone so young that has the drive, business sense, and marketing techniques that Kendall possesses. We love that Kendall is not a one-trick pony as she is a person that has range… one day she will be wearing clothing that is pretty and girly, then the next day she will be wearing something that is punk/grunge inspired, all the while rocking each and every look with ease. It’s because of the potential we see in Kendall that we really look forward to seeing what this girl is going to accomplish. Look out world, Kendall has something to show you…
Photos By: Robert Bejil Photography
The Secret VI are an extreme metal band from Bakersfield, CA who are creating a buzz in the metal community. We got to hang with the band during their latest show at Jerry’s Pizza. (See photos from the show here).
While hanging, we shot footage for our interview (obviously), as well has interviews for FuseTV, Driven Inc, and a music video!
We cannot wait to see our work on TV!
After you watch the interview, be sure to like The Secret VI on Facebook to see what the guys are up to.
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Photos By: Robert Bejil Photography
When we initially brainstormed which photographers to feature, Vanessa Cabrillas of NES | Photographs was easily a “must have”. Our time spent with NES consisted of long laughs, passionate talk and an in-depth breakdown of NES | Photographs. We were so impressed with Nes, and we cannot remember the last time we heard a photographer speak so passionately about what they do! We left that night re-inspired and eager to continue on our own path to success. NES said something that night that really stuck with us, she said “Being able to SEE is a skill that is crafted over time and gained with experience”… it seems as if this young woman is already well beyond her young years. What follows is our night with Vanessa Cabrillas of NES | Photographs… enjoy.
How old are you lol?
“15 … LoL! na, I’m 23!”
What is you ethnicity?
“I am full Filipino.”
What was the first glimpse of photography for you?
“Well it happened in High School, one of my friends was getting into photography. My parents are very traditional and wanted me to have a plan for my life but I really didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do… I did know I wanted to do something in the Arts, so that year for Christmas I told my family that all I wanted was a camera! My grandma and parents chipped in together and bought me a Sony Cyber Shot (yes, I am a digital baby LoL). As soon as I got my camera I started shooting with all my friends and realized, people make a living out of this, why couldn’t I? LoL … So one day I googled Photography Schools, Brooks popped up, I applied, and got accepted. So then I had to finally confess to my family that I was going to do this… and with no “plan B” I was determined to make it work! LoL.”
How long have you been doing photography on a serious note?
“2009 until present time… but all together about 6 years.”
Who or what was your biggest influence for your photography or in your life?
“James Nachtwey, he is a war photographer that risks his life for the shot. They are very impactful.”
What is it that keeps you motivated to do photography with so many photographers out there?
“Well I am self motivated (LoL) if I don’t work I don’t get paid! Thankfully I have had great referrals and I never stop networking and talking to people! I mean even my mentor is located out of Japan! He is who I talk to about a lot of my stuff.”
What is photography to you?
“Capturing a moment is so cliche… I would say with what I do is I CREATE THE MOMENT.”
What would be a perfect photoshoot for you?
“I like the imperfections and I run off of stress… but of course I like all my equipment to work right lol!”
What is your preferred camera?
“Canon 5D Mark II, but the most important thing about a camera is to utilize all of it’s settings and use proper lighting. You will be surprised what you can do!”
What goes through your mind while shooting? (how does “the shot” come together)
“I have a general idea about what I am going to do but I really like to figure out the details once I get on that location and meet that model. (Most likely I haven’t met the model or seen the location until shoot time).”
What is your biggest accomplishment as of yet?
“I got published in a magazine in L.A. called Bunker Hill.”
What is your ultimate goal with your photography?
When you are gone what do you want people to remember about your photography?
“I want people to realize my determination, the persistence, and taking risks like a motha fucker!”
Anything you would like to add or say?
“Always have good energy. Don’t depend on your computer for all your networking… get out and mingle with real life people! Make connections and put yourself out there.”
Any parting words?
“My name is NES, go for it Motha Fuckers LoL!”
*All images provided with permission by Vanessa Cabrillas.