DO . DOING . DO IT

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Over thinking , laziness , excuses , fear , lack of confidence, not enough talent , not enough skill , not enough time , or name any other reason you can think of for why people don't manifest their ideas or projects . I have probably used all of them at some point , and some of them I have on heavy rotation . 

This is why , to work over some of those hurdles , I've presented some creative challenges for myself to tackle every day . First , I will be doing a Snapchat (@justfeng) mission everyday either created by myself or from a recommendation . Second , I will be carrying a point and shoot with me just about everywhere I go shooting through out the day and at the end of the day I will post something new on Instagram . Third , on top of doing photoshoot blog posts twice a week , I will be adding a topic to write about that connects to those photos . 

This brings me (SEGWAY) of course to the quick test shoot I did with this lovely couple . Introducing to you first : Sof the Barber aka. STAYGOLD31

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Sof is a distinguished barber based in Los Angeles with a home base at Grey Matter in NoHo and then at The Lab in West Covina . She has quite a following as a female barber in a male dominated industry as well as having the double talent of doing salon style cuts . She hustles and also is a budding filmmaker constantly creating shorts and videos .

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What impresses upon me the most while being around her (full disclosure : I haven't known her a long time) , is that even busy with her career as a barber , every time I'm around her , she's shooting . She's got a lot going for her already and she's still building her rep and clientele , but she's still putting in the time and work to learn something new . Respect . 

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There is so many things to tell you about this next person here , first of which is her name : Valerie Ramirez 

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Val is an owner of a multi purpose multi creative studio named The Lab in West Covina . The lab feature as a :

  • kickboxing (there's a ring)
  • fitness (there's a gym)
  • Tumbling/tricking/bboying (there's a padded room)
  • barbershop (there's a barber chair with a vanity mirror) 
  • and dance (there's three dance studios) center .

And if that wasn't enough to fill 24 hours in a day , she was working as a styling assistant for JoyRich , and now moonlighting as a barber . She's also a professional dancer with a killer sense of style and a rapier wit . She has incredible creative vision and CLEARLY gets shit done . 

sof the barber staygold31 valerie ramirez justfeng just do it studio photography goals doing do it

And that's the thing about Val that I love most . She thinks of a project , makes a decision , and gets it done . Its a trait that I truly admire . 

sof the barber staygold31 valerie ramirez justfeng just do it studio photography goals doing do it
sof the barber staygold31 valerie ramirez justfeng just do it studio photography goals doing do it
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justfeng photography staygold 31 valerie ramirez sof the barber do doing do it goals photography

The power couple .