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
I had my second shoot with the amazing Kastlfel Brand here in Colorado! Check them out at http://www.kastlfel.com !
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!
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!
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!
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
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!
I shot with Lexie Felderman of Wilhelmina Denver, Ford Models and MP Model management two weeks ago at Red Rocks in Colorado. Styling by the wonderful Ashley Hillshamer. Loving the creative vibes coming lately!
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!
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 :-)
I shot with Morgan Tartz of Wilhelmina Denver a couple weeks ago! This girl just took off for LA and is going to kill it!
I found Allison Brown at the Luke Bryan concert two months ago. We are so happy to have her at the agency! Here are some photos from my recent shoot with her!
I had the opportunity to shoot Darius Rucker in Denver, Co last week. It was such a blast! Check it out!
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!
I loved shooting with Monica of Wilhelmina International this past month! Here are some photos from our shoot!
I shot with the beautiful Aletheia Matthews last month for Wilhelmina Denver. Check out some of the photos from our shoot!