Argentina

I was recently able to travel to Argentina. It was one of the most incredible experiences that took me to Iguazu Falls, Patagonia, Buenos Aires and Mendoza. As most of you know, I am an environmentalist. In order to make a true contribution towards environmental policy and action, I am selling prints, postcards, and calendars through Artifact Uprising of my photos from all over Argentina in which 5% of all purchases will go towards the Sierra Club. I am attaching some of my favorite images here, and I encourage you all to visit my Etsy shop at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/PiperRastello?ref=hdr_shop_menu

 

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Kastelfel Winter 2016

I have loved working with this really cool brand, Kastelfel. They turn recycled plastic bottles into clothing! Makayla, the beautiful owner of the company, and I shot in Evergreen last week. Here are some of the photos from the shoot! 

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DCXV Colorado

My friend Adrien, owns an amazing brand called DCXV. I met Adrien while living in Nashville and love collaborating with his killer brand to this day! We shot for DCXV on Mount Evans in mid November with Sydney, Emily and Kaehler of Wilhelmina Denver. Check out the work we composed for his brand! 

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The Mountains

I shot an editorial with the wonderful Ashley Hillsamer, Lisa Bartley, Kailani, Emily, Landen and Ian from Wilhelmina Denver. Ashley was on the amazing styling featured and Lisa, whom works with Megan Carey Artistry, really came through when it comes to hair and makeup. Here are some of the images from our shoot! 

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The Mountains Are Calling And I Must Go

Let me preface this post by stating first and foremost that I am not a writer. However, the past few weeks have inspired me to begin incorporating writing into my blog and my photography page. It dawned on me, after the election, that we all have a voice. We all have this incredible platform of social media where we are able to share our thoughts with the world. 

After the election there was far too much hatred in our conversations. There was a lack of understanding, confusion, and pride from all sides that created tension and anger. What I gathered from all the debates and conversations on Facebook was that there were far too few messages of love and support. 

My loves include nature, the outdoors, and the ability to create art. I love finding magic in the faces that I photograph, the beauty of the mountains, and in moments of laughter. Over the past few weeks, I have come to realize that our environment is at stake. The rivers and forests that I love may not be there for future generations. The sadness I feel in regards to this subject cannot be described. 

I created this video with some of the models from Wilhelmina Denver in recent weeks while on various photoshoots. This video was made with the intent of spreading a message of beauty, love and the appreciation of nature. These kids are the future generation. They are giving, hopeful and beautiful from the inside out. I had so much fun with my team creating these moments together. 

Styling: Ashley Hillsamer  HMUA: Megan Carey Artistry, Lisa Bartley, and Ming Min Luftig

Models: Emily, Lailani, Emily T., Landon, Ian and Lexie 

 

Emily Thomas

I had the pleasure of working with Emily Thomas a couple weeks ago. Emily is an amazing person, environmentalist, and model with Wilhelmina Denver. I love working with her! 

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Wake Me Up

I shot the cover and editorial for Metafore Magazine this month with Chrissy Clarke of Wilhelmina Denver, Wilhelmina Miami, LA Models and Boom model management in Milan. Check it out here! 

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Valerie Wetmore

I did a test shoot with the beautiful Valerie Wetmore of Wilhelmina Denver and IMG International about a month ago! Here are some of the photos from our shoot :-) 

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A Thousand Horses

I had the opportunity toe hoot A Thousand Horses last week in Denver, Colorado. This is one of the best bands I have seen or heard as of late. Check out photos from their set! 

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