HALAL/HARAM Pop Up Shop
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Last week I did a Pop-Up shop with Product of Culture in the Lower East Side where I released a bunch of new hats and got to connect with so many new faces in the brown community. 

I love events like these because it allows us to take the digital relationships that we have with one another and experience them IRL. We get to connect with people that are buying our stuff online and people get to try things on before they buy it. Win win. 

Shout out to all the artists that participated this time around!

Babbu the Painter
Jessie Sohpaul
Roots Gear
By Badal
TaxiFabric
Jasmine Lakhesar
Fateh doe
the.curly.hair.artist
reena.paints
Shantanu Sharma
DJ Sharad

 

This project was never really about making money or selling hats. It was about having conversations and connecting with one another. An exploration of identity that is ever going and evolving. I love every person I meet at these things, they all have something interesting to say about where they're at in their specific journeys. I always walk away learning a lot and feeling closer to the creative community as a whole. 

 
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The pop-up is called 'Product of Culture' and is a project that features creators and artists in the south asian community by providing them with a space to sell their products and art. 

 
 

PRODUCT OF CULTURE CREW

 

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...with love from Paris.
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Paris is starting to feel like a second home. The city feels familiar now, I seem to know where to find things I need. 

We're here shooting a few fashion shows during Couture Fashion Week for Swarovski. It's rainy but I don't mind, I enjoy a gloomy day from time to time. 

I've been thinking a lot about how to document my journey. A few weeks back in LA I decided I was going to give the vlogging thing a shot and documented my time out there on a Sony A6500 and tried to edit in real time. It didn't really work. I found it cumbersome. It's intrusive of the moment... of all moments. It's exhausting to constantly be 'on' in that way and I couldn't keep up considering I had client videos to work on. A few days in I gave up on this approach. 

Instead I invested in an iPhone X and outfitted it with the Moment case and wide lens. I figured that if I was going to document my story it had to be a super portable setup and I needed to be able to edit it on the go. I did some research and found that LumaFusion was the best most robust video editing app for iOS. I got familiar and practiced for a few days. 

On this trip I tried to release a daily video on my IG story that took people into my day. This process seems to work and I'm able to put out content in real time and having a lot of fun doing so. 

<- This is an Instagram Story from 4 days in Paris stitched together into one long video. Would love feedback on this, DM me your thoughts on Instagram

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My favorite Restaurants this trip

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...until next time ✌🏽

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CABANA TRADESHOW

HAPPYMONDAY created all the social video content for the Cabana Trade Show in NYC. In addition to the below recap video we created daily recaps and Instagram stories for all three days.

Click here for the full set of content. 

 
 
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FARMVIEWS WITH HUMAI
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Last Trip of 2017 : Northern California
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HAPPYMONDAY
 
 

I've been completely focused on HAPPYMONDAY for the last few months. It's kept me busy and tired, inspired and completely thrilled about the direction things are heading in. 

That's why it's quiet here on my site.

If you want to see most of the work I've been doing you can find it all on www.HAPPYMONDAY.studio

🤔 So, what is HAPPYMONDAY? 
It's a company I just launched, a content studio that helps brands create great videos for social media. We work closely with brands and find innovative ways to think about content that helps amplify their story in an authentic and fun way. 🎥
Humai and I started this project together and it's been an incredible ride. We've been traveling and learning so much - creating content for incredible brands I only dreamed of working with.

It's been real and 2018 is looking even bigger with us kicking the year off creating videos during the Golden Globes and then at the Sundance Film Festival. 

Going to try and share more here. 

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