Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Best of 2008

Ever since we started, I always envisioned a Tikko 'Best Of.' We go through thousands upon thousands of images per year, we tend to lose track of things, especially our best work. I always forget about certain projects in the archive, as things are always shifting and as Tikko fine tunes its specialties. Not to mention, close to failing external hard drives (knock on wood) of raw NEF's, you can imagine the high volume of material we store everyday.

Our lives for the past few years has been a roller coaster to say the least, this year was definitely no different. Here are the best images and moments of 2008. Enjoy, and thanks again for checking in with us. 


Fashion | Commercial 

Had the opportunity to work on a few campaigns this year, including look book, line sheets and catalog material for local and international companies.

NOOE Hong Kong/LA
Orisue- Holiday II. Stay tuned for Spring, Summer and Fall 09!
Kaba Modern & Yeos 

Riot 5- Fall 08 Collection


The District Weekly/ Long Beach: A fashion, music and lifestyle magazine from Long Beach approached us to shoot a few local bands: Fast Dragon and Avi Buffalo. 

944/ OC- First published material in 944 was an interior shot of The Attic, many followed including a Rainbow Sandals Ad, various portraits of local OC CEO's, an Art and Entertainment Issue for the Dance community, and special projects with the Art Institute of California, OC.

Rainbow Sandals, San Clemente

Owner/Chef, Treva Caron: Table Ten, Fullerton

CEO, Jerri Rosen- Working Wardrobes, Santa Ana

Art Institute of California, Orange County- Culinary 
SI Showcase TM ABDC 
Team Millenia
Creative Director, Elm Pizarro- Boogizone Inc., Aliso Viejo
Bare Dance Co.
President, Johnny Gehris- Vestal Watch Company, Costa Mesa

Events: This years Special Event Coverage ranged from Dance competitions, fashion shows, parties, award shows and sports. We look forward to many more, including VIBE IX!

Oscars After Party

Body Rock 08, GRV


Saks Fifth Avenue- Fall Trend Presentation, South Coast Plaza

Portraits | Art

Man on SD pier

Nina Reyes-Actress, model- Kallusive, Entourage

Niecey Chong, Dancer MSA Talent Agency

CJ Edwards, Founder/ Dancer- Expressive Doubt LA/SF

Halloween 08-Uncle Sam and friends
LA Traffic 3am
Surfer, Huntington Beach, CA.
Oregon, Summer 08'. Photo: Tuan Trinh
Man on bike-Times Square, NY

Pigeon- Brooklyn, NY.

Weddings | Engagements

Kieu & Ryan 01.17.09

Adrienne & Marlon 11.22.08 - Second for Julie Santiano

Sof & Phi 01.10.09
Danae & Soon 08.16.08 coming soon


Nikon inspired. Nikon USA image above, our set up below, shot and edited.

Le Tigrans Mazda parked in front of our new studio. 

Macro fun

Smart Car shot in the studio.
Lambo in the studio with friend and photographer Erich Chen.

Stay tuned for some exciting changes come January!

Have a safe and happy new years everyone and many cheers to a prosperous and successful 09!


Monday, December 29, 2008

Filling a bigger frame

This holiday season Tikko has decided to welcome a horrible beast to the family!!!!

Introducing: Canon 5d Mark ii AKA "The Beast"

Weights about the same as my older and smaller camera, but it shoots at an incredible 21 megapixels and can even record video at super high definition, making it a dream come true for a video lover like me.

It also has a full frame sensor that adds more juice in each photo. However, in this photo of my grandparents I decided, for some strange reason, that the wall was more important.

Another delightful thing about it is its 'live view' mode which allows you to see out of the lens on its 3 inch LCD, its really helpful when shooting at awkward angles, or when you want to talk to your subject while shooting

That's the 85mm lens from about 5 feet away, looks like a 50mm on a cropped sensor camera.

I have yet to edit any videos to post them up, but I promise to do that soon!

Here is one more shot by the beast taken for the boys from Kallusive, who came by for a family portrait session (more to follow...)

I am going to try to squeeze out the max from 2008 and finish editing some things to post in the coming days. Hope you are as happy with Santa as I am this year :)