Shane Lopes Photography


I had the pleasure of working with DJ/Producer Diplo for his latest round of press shots. The shoot was set right before the release of his album CALIFORNIA and with a little coordination I was able to catch him in-between tours at both of our home bases in Los Angeles. 

The creative for this shoot was a no frills portrait session. Basically MGMT needed some solid portrait shots of Wes looking as sexy as possible that they could then use for tour flyers, social media, Spotify and the hundreds of random articles that he would soon be featured in. 

As a guy who considers himself mildly creative, shooting an artist as awesome as Diplo on a plain grey background was a little hard to fully commit to, so I decided I would really push the envelope and I brought a pink and yellow background to option out as well for his MGMT. 

Of the hundreds of shots I took that day, only around a dozen made the cut, and of those dozen only a few have seen the light of day. Here are a few that actually made it through the editing process. 

Studio: Dream Factory LA 

Photo Assist: Jack Blizzard

Wardrobe: Brittny Moore

Grooming: Garret Gervais


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