Independence Day 2016… #ItsComplicated

Independence Day 2016 will forever prove that gaining our independence and forming a great country of immigrants 240 years ago was truly just the beginning of the work. On this episode we chat about the #WeAreAmerica campaign, environmental activists in “The Town” beating coal, KD becoming a Warrior, and music and good times all around the Bay this past weekend. Plus, we chat with Christelle de Castro (LinkedIn), a creative director and photographer born in the Philippines, raised in the Bay Area and grindin’ her way through the NYC fashion photography hustle which landed her work on Business of Fashion’s Top 10 fashion films of the season. Press play!

Guest Profile

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Photo by Michael Elmquist

Born in the Philippines, raised in Northern California and now living in NYC, Christelle de Castro (LinkedIn) is the Founder of Stoneman Creative and the Creative Director for Top Rank Magazine.  As a photographer, filmmaker and art director she is known for her iconic images of musicians, artists, and muses.  Christelle was among Complex Magazine’s 13 Women to Watch in 2013, recognized by Refinery29’s 30 under 30 and her work has been published in V Magazine, The Fader, Nylon and on SHOWstudio.com to name a few.

 

Check out Christelle’s fashion film “Open Up” an epic gender-bending vogueing battle featuring Nicopanda’s Spring/Summer 2016 line.  In partnership with SHOWstudio and Anna Trevelyan’sMachine-A the film features Jonte’ Moaning, Mela Murder, Kaner Flex, Richard Kennedy and others, dancing to a soundtrack created by Michael Magnan and JX Cannon.

 

Hit her up on IG and let her know what you think about her hustle! 

 

Show Notes

Sponsor messages donated to Californians for Safety and Justice by The Ambassadors Circle 

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 The Last Word by Eva Kruse

Production: Sound Design by Courtney Grace, Production assistance by Jen Huynh with Host voices of Becca Grant, LT and j-

Music:
360BayArea intro music by Courtney Grace with vocals by ElleT
Featured Music by “House” by BensoundGroove 8 live at Fillmore Jazz Festival, “Open Up” original score by Michael Magnan + JX Cannon

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