2020 & the Coronavirus
I'm currently taking a break from constant posting on social media for a variety of reasons.
One of them is 2020 has been seriously insane. I've been super busy putting out fires of all sorts, but the main reason is that I find it insensitive to other people who are going through much more terrible issues (sickness, loss of a loved one, loss of jobs, job security and financial stability...) to be too 'light' about the current state of affairs.
Having said that, I do realize there is a certain value to maintaining as much optimism as possible and looking at the bright side of things, and so I try to share whatever simple joys of life I encounter here and there through these odd times.
May all of you and your loved ones be well, safe and healthy.
I recently came back from Mexico City (CDMX) from what is the first leg on our endeavor to connect Latin America through blockchain and other technologies to solve problems big and small.
For the last few days, I've had the pleasure to film and witness yet another generation of young ballet dancers culminate their training at Manhattan Youth Ballet.
For more information, please visit www.ManhattanYouthBallet.org
Interior Design Projects
As I'm on a performing arts hiatus (that I'm unsure will ever resume), I've been working on a few interior design projects.
I love designing homes, I find it to be a special task, as I get to impact peoples day to day lives and create lovely spaces with only the best quality luxury Italian products in the world.
Set to 'Toxic' by Britney Spears, filmed in New York City, cello music by Well Strung.
Dancers: Sophia Stephanopoulos, Marcelo Martinez Martinez.
Choreo by Brian Norris and Daevid Mendivil.
Directed, filmed and edited by Daevid Mendivil.
Currently collaborating with amazing multidisciplinary artist Stephen Workman @workmanart,
to develop a business model, concept and market potential discovery for some incredibly gorgeous handmade knit works.
You can see more at style-now.com
Been a busy bee lately shooting for a luxury designer store in the city. I'm also building their website right in time for the holiday season so hopefully there will be a lot of holiday shoppers coming through.
It's a very exciting project because all the items are gorgeous pieces.
As always I'm happy to be so lucky to work on projects I enjoy so much.
"Life Values" Painting #1
Working on a new series in which I explore and share what I believe to be important life values.
As you may or may not have noticed (maybe you just hadn't been here before), my website is going through a complete revamp.
I think as a person evolves, everything is to evolve accordingly and public image>>website, is not to be forgotten.
I hope you all find it easier to navigate, as well as more according to my current place in life.
This project is a huge one as I have lots of files to reorder as well as lots of others to document and organize.
Oh well, life is a work in progress ;)