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Experience The Magic Of Sequoia Emmanuelle

13.01.2016

Sequoia Emmanuelle is a photographer, fashion designer, painter and graphic designer. Sequoia has a knack for combining her talents to create a singularly differentiating existence within her imagery of the avant-garde in the California art and fashion scene. 

We asked Sequoia to walk us through her “Profolio” and tell us a little bit about each image…

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"Magic Hour" An editorial I shot last year, which became one of my favorites. I love the mood and feeling of this shoot. The backdrop was outside and we used smoke bombs, which made us all choke and cough from the extreme fumes. 

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I met Amanda Lepore a few years ago in NYC. We shot this image for Dark Beauty Magazine. 

I was thrilled to work with Amanda, after seeing her for many years in one of my favorite photographers work, David La Chapelle. 

 

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This shoot was really exciting because we had four snakes on set. My model Guetcha was quite comfortable and made the photos turn out so wild and interesting. 

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This shot has become an iconic image for me, and is the cover of my book, "Duende" It means, "The Mysterious Power of Art to deeply move a person"

 

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This shoot was created as a series I started called "Art for Arts Sake".

I just wanted to make some art that wasn't being published or something I would have to wait months to release. 

 

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This shoot was for my friends glove collection, "Majesty Black". I love shooting color so much, but I also really love a great Black and White image. 

 

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Another shot from the "Magic Hour" series. I love the surrealism vibe in this shot. 

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Another "Art for Art's Sake" series image. This image is of my friend Ashley Joy Beck. She is one of my main make-up artists I work with and she can really rock it in front of the camera too.

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This image has become a fan favorite and I've seen it cycled on social media sites like Pinterest and Tumbler. How cool!

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This is singer Neon Hitch. She is such a fun and wild spirit to work with. I learned that she grew up with her family doing circus performing, which was exciting to me because I love the circus. 

I wanted the set and styling to have a taste of circus, bohemian and also have a queenly and regal feeling to it. 

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This was a Beauty test shoot I did a few months ago that I LOVE...one of my new favorites. 

I'm obsessed with Moody Blue tones and colored skin, giving models a other worldy feeling.

Want more? Check out Sequoia's website


Written by Rowynn Dumont


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