New Year and collective blue

Hey Friends!

It’s been a hot minute since my last post! Like always there;s lots going on. But one of my new years resolutions is to get more consistent with the blogging biz. Publishing at least one blog post a month.

One of my last moves of 2016 was jumping on board to be part of the collective blue core team. As lead photographer and content creator.

For those that may not be familiar with collective blue. Let me give y'all the run down. Founded by Nina Ho, collective blue is a community oriented lifestyle brand. The mission of the company is to empower people of color and of diverse backgrounds. With monetary backing to able to create work that is then sold through our site and vending at local events. The majority of the proceeds are then given back to the artist. collective blue is also dedicated in creating safe spaces. Spaces in which diverse creatives can be themselves and celebrate their differences.

Being a Latinx immigrant from Mexico I had to get down with this group and help in any way possible. Helping artist and creating communities is already a thing I enjoy doing through IgAustinTexas, and with such a bad ass team. I could not wait to start creating some rad work.

For February we knew we had to do something great to celebrate Black History Month. We reached out to our community members and had the opportunity to work with five influential black millennials. We had creators, entrepreneurs, artist, and active community members. Join us to be part of this celebration and the outcome of this shoot was more than we could have hoped for.

The imagery taken during our shoot was then used both on collective blue’s social media outlets, and as part of a beautiful blog post. Which incorporates both a written essay and words from our community members. Y’all should all check it out and show some love! We have big things coming up so keep and eye out and follow us @collective_blue

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