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Urban Outfitters! by myan soffia

Excited to have 5 new images available at Urban Outfitters

"Sunny California No. 2"

"Sunny California No. 2"

"Sunny California No. 2" details: In August 2010 I took a similar shot of this scene and it became one of my bestsellers. I thought it would be interesting to do an anniversary shot but with a different feel. So in August 2017, I went back to recapture it with a toy lens. I kept similar tones and colors but I love how different it came out with the soft blur.

"You Make My Heart Spin"

"You Make My Heart Spin"

"You Make My Heart Spin" details: We were watching one of my favorite bands, Warpaint, play at the Santa Monica Pier when I took this. My 4 year old was so excited to be at the beach and he loved the music. It's one of my favorite beach nights.

I was obsessed with the lights & shapes on the ferris wheel and all the magical carnival colors. The heart was perfect because I wanted to remember our love of the beach, our love of music and the love I have for my little family. The title & the image are dedicated to my husband and my son.

"The Wait No. 2"

"The Wait No. 2"

"The Wait No. 2" details: We were somewhere near Rancho Palos Verdes trying to find tidepools for our baby boy when we stopped here for play time. There was only one surfer out there and he was sitting there patiently waiting for waves. My husband likes to surf so I have spent time watching him patiently wait for waves as well. It always intrigued me to see how meditative it was for him and the others out there. The whole process seems so mindful. And like many other photographers, I find surfers fascinating to photograph.

"Sunset Cliffs"

"Sunset Cliffs"

"Sunset Cliffs" details: We were in San Diego in April 2017 when I took this. We were on a family vacation and it is one of my all time favorite vacations so far. I can't get enough sunset photos. And a sunset photo at Sunset Cliffs had been on my list for years! I'm happy to finally be able to mark it off. 

"L.A. Noir"

"L.A. Noir"

"L.A. Noir" details: I love bokeh and I love black and white. And Los Angeles will never cease to intrigue me. While editing I remembered reading Raymond Chandler’s the Big Sleep and somehow the view and twinkly lights reminded me of his lyrical writing style and the seductive side of Los Angeles. So I decided to make this black and white.

2017 FAVORITES by myan soffia

Now that 2017 is over I have been looking through my photos from our trips last year. I am so happy we were able to revisit 3 of our favorite places: Joshua Tree, San Diego, and Sedona Arizona. It was fun to go back this time with my baby boy and to also have an upgraded camera since the last time I had visited these places. 

Here are some of my favorite images from our road trips. Prints are available in my Etsy shop or directly through me, email me at Myan@MyanSoffia.com 

We went to Joshua Tree last February. It was freezing outside when I took most of these shots. I remember my right index finger was frozen stiff from keeping it on the shutter button the whole time. But it was worth it! I don't think I've seen a more gorgeous sunset than the one in Joshua Tree. The desert is such a magical place.

Alone at the Top

Alone at the Top

Joshua Tree Sunset

Joshua Tree Sunset

Desert Sunset

Desert Sunset

Joshua Tree Sunset No.2

Joshua Tree Sunset No.2

Winter in the Desert No.2

Winter in the Desert No.2

Desert Sky No.1

Desert Sky No.1

Winter in the Desert No.3

Winter in the Desert No.3

Rocks

Rocks

Vacation

Vacation

You are here

You are here

Twisted no.2

Twisted no.2

Dreamcatcher

Dreamcatcher

Wanderer

Wanderer

last night i dreamt of the desert no.3

last night i dreamt of the desert no.3

Hi There

Hi There

last night i dreamt of the desert no.1

last night i dreamt of the desert no.1

In April we went to San Diego. The last time we were here was in 2014 when baby boy was not even a year old. We had a lot of fun then because we were visiting family but this time we had a blast because he could play in the water. He was obsessed with the beach. I mean, who isn't right? :) Coronado was hands down our favorite. 

California Nights

California Nights

Coronado Sparkles

Coronado Sparkles

Let's go for a swim

Let's go for a swim

Every wrinkle tells a story no.2

Every wrinkle tells a story no.2

Alone Together

Alone Together

Lullabye

Lullabye

Edge

Edge

Strand

Strand

Crash

Crash

In November we went to Sedona Arizona. We first went 11 years ago. It was so much fun to have baby boy with us this time. And Sedona has changed a bit since we were last there. This time we made side trips to Jerome, Cottonwood and Prescott. Arizona is such a beautiful state. 

Arizona Love

Arizona Love

V is for Vortex

V is for Vortex

West No.2

West No.2

West

West

Vortex No.3

Vortex No.3

Arizona Sky

Arizona Sky

Sedona Sparkles No.2

Sedona Sparkles No.2

Sedona Sparkles No.1

Sedona Sparkles No.1

Cathedral Rock

Cathedral Rock

Watson Lake No.2

Watson Lake No.2

Watson Lake No.1

Watson Lake No.1

The Saguaros

The Saguaros

Teddy

Teddy

I also have a few beach favs from our little trips around town...

California Summer No.1

California Summer No.1

California Summer No. 2

California Summer No. 2

Wave

Wave

liquid

liquid

So here's hoping 2018 will bring even more adventures! xx

Myan Soffia x Pure Fix Clothing editorials by myan soffia

UPDATE 2016: Due to unfortunate circumstances this line is not in production and was never released. If any clothing, wood art, or furniture with these images are in circulation and are for sale they are a result of copyright infringement. If you see any please contact me, I would greatly appreciate it.

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Finished the rest of the editorials I shot for my collaboration Pure Fix Clothing. For part of her Spring 2016 collection, she used my images La La Land, Tres, and Sign No.2  to create the most gorgeous kimonos, shorts and a sexy mini dress.

I absolutely loved doing the editorials! If you have a project and are in need of some shots, email me anytime! Myan@MyanSoffia.com

Myan Soffia x Pure Fix Clothing, kimono,  Tres

Myan Soffia x Pure Fix Clothing, kimono, Tres

dress,  La La Land

dress, La La Land

kimono,  La La Land

kimono, La La Land

kimono,  Sign No. 2

kimono, Sign No. 2

shorts,  Tres

shorts, Tres

Myan Soffia x Pure Fix Clothing by Tricia preview, Spring 2016 by myan soffia

UPDATE 2016: Due to unfortunate circumstances this line is not in production and was never released. If any clothing, wood art, or furniture with these images are in circulation and are for sale they are a result of copyright infringement. If you see any please contact me, I would greatly appreciate it.

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Here's a quick preview of the editorial shoot I did with Pure Fix Clothing. Tricia took some of my Los Angeles images and turned them into gorgeous pieces. She used my image La La Land to create these two, a sexy dress and a kimono! 

Myan Soffia x Pure Fix Clothing, Mini dress, La La Land

Myan Soffia x Pure Fix Clothing, Mini dress, La La Land

Myan Soffia x Pure Fix Clothing, Kimono, La La Land

Myan Soffia x Pure Fix Clothing, Kimono, La La Land

Dream San Francisco by myan soffia

My first book has been published! 30 of my San Francisco images were chosen to create a beautiful fine art postcard book, Dream San Francisco, Quarto Publishing. I am so thrilled it has been released this summer. 

They did an amazing job! The postcards are thick enough to withstand a journey through the postal system or they can easily be framed. 

Pick up a copy on Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

Level DTLA Furnished Living, downtown Los Angeles by myan soffia

I finally had a chance this weekend to tour the beautiful Level DTLA building where several of my images are living. I love the arrangements and the photos that were selected. It was really cool to walk into the lobby and see 2 of my pieces, Entrance to the City and Nightowlbehind the check-in. And I was only able to find a few more of the images but from what I understand they are scattered around on  many of the 34 floors. What an honor to have my work in this luxury building! Thanks so much Onni group!

Entrance to the City and Nightowl in the lobby area

Entrance to the City and Nightowl in the lobby area

Walk, Hollywood Boulevard and Holiday No. 2

Walk, Hollywood Boulevard and Holiday No. 2

The Weaver

The Weaver

Ritual and Beach Candy

Ritual and Beach Candy