MODEL CITIZEN: JAMAL HENDERSON @ NEXT MODELS PH. BY KAYLA REEFER
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HOLLYWOOD: "NO SERVICE" WITH SORAYA, QUINN, AND BRILLIANT
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(SITLO): Mita Mae's Closet – On Christina Cooper
Photography: Kayla Reefer Styling: Carmelita Mae Model: Christina Cooper RELATED POSTS Kayla Reefer Mita Mae styles model Christina Cooper for the latest "Style In the Life Of" series photographed by Kayla Reefer
LIVE: SINGER JARELL PERRY PERFORMS @ THE BOOTLEG HI-FI THEAtER IN LOS ANGELES - PH. BY KAYLA REEFER
KAYLA REEFER Singer Jarell Perry performs live at the Bootleg on Jan. 31st / Photo: Kayla Reefer, SUSPENDMAG.com Kayla Reefer LIVE: SINGER JARELL PERRY PERFORMS @ THE BOOTLEG HI-FI THEAtER IN LOS ANGELES - PH. BY KAYLA REEFER Singer Jarell Perry performs live at the Bootleg on Jan. 31st / Photo: Kayla Reefer, SUSPENDMAG.com
FRONT ROW: COVERAGE OF AB-SOUL'S "THESE DAYS TOUR" AT THE FONDA THEATRE – PH. BY KAYLA REEFER
LIVE AT AB-SOUL’S “THESE DAYS TOUR” LIVE AT THE FONDA THEATRE (10.28.14) / PHOTO © KAYLA REEFER, SUSPENDMAG.COM © KAYLA REEFER, SUSPENDMAG.COM “BAS” of J.Cole’s Dreamville Records PERFORMING LIVE AT AB-SOUL’S Cashius Green AT AB-SOUL’S “THESE DAYS TOUR” LIVE AT THE FONDA THEATRE (10.28.14) / PHOTO © KAYLA REEFER, SUSPENDMAG.COM Cashius Green AT AB-SOUL’S “THESE DAYS TOUR” LIVE AT THE FONDA THEATRE (10.28.14) / PHOTO © KAYLA REEFER, SUSPENDMAG.COM Cashius Green AT AB-SOUL’S “THESE DAYS TOUR” LIVE AT THE FONDA THEATRE (10.28.14) / PHOTO © KAYLA REEFER, SUSPENDMAG.COM SHAD ROBINSON AT AB-SOUL’S “THESE DAYS TOUR” LIVE AT THE FONDA THEATRE (10.28.14) / PHOTO © KAYLA REEFER, SUSPENDMAG.COM EARTHGANG PERFORMING LIVE AT AB-SOUL’S “THESE DAYS TOUR” LIVE AT THE FONDA THEATRE (10.28.14) / PHOTO © KAYLA REEFER, SUSPENDMAG.COM EARTHGANG PERFORMING LIVE AT AB-SOUL’S “THESE DAYS TOUR” LIVE AT THE FONDA THEATRE (10.28.14) / PHOTO © KAYLA REEFER, SUSPENDMAG.COM EARTHGANG PERFORMING LIVE AT AB-SOUL’S “THESE DAYS TOUR” LIVE AT THE FONDA THEATRE (10.28.14) / PHOTO © KAYLA REEFER, SUSPENDMAG.COM EARTHGANG PERFORMING LIVE AT AB-SOUL’S “THESE DAYS TOUR” LIVE AT THE FONDA THEATRE (10.28.14) / PHOTO © KAYLA REEFER, SUSPENDMAG.COM EARTHGANG PERFORMING (10.28.14) / PHOTO © KAYLA REEFER, SUSPENDMAG.COM “BAS” of J.Cole’s Dreamville Records PERFORMING KAYLA REEFER AT THE FONDA THEATRE (10.28.14) / PHOTO © KAYLA REEFER, SUSPENDMAG.COM “BAS” of J.Cole’s Dreamville FRONT ROW: COVERAGE OF AB-SOUL'S "THESE DAYS TOUR" AT THE FONDA THEATRE – PH. BY KAYLA REEFER SUSPEND Magazine's newest Contributing Photographer, Kayla Reefer - who recently photographed #ILIKEYOU2, joined LNKD Jewelry's Joshofnorthtown to cover Ab-Soul's live concert, as part of his These Days Tour, at The Fonda Theatre.
EVENT: LOS ANGELES ART BOOK FAIR (LAABF) SNAPSHOTS @ THE GEFFEN CONTEMPORARY AT MOCA – PH. BY KAYLA REEFER
myself, Kayla Reefer (Staff Photographer), and Jonathan Tate (Staff Photographer) in attendance along Preview Opening Night of the 2015 LA Art Book Fair / Photo: Kayla Reefer, SUSPENDMAG.com Preview EVENT: LOS ANGELES ART BOOK FAIR (LAABF) SNAPSHOTS @ THE GEFFEN CONTEMPORARY AT MOCA – PH. BY KAYLA REEFER : Kayla Reefer, SUSPENDMAG.com Preview Opening Night of the 2015 LA Art Book Fair / Photo: Kayla KAYLA REEFER Reefer, SUSPENDMAG.com Preview Opening Night of the 2015 LA Art Book Fair / Photo: Kayla Reefer, SUSPENDMAG.com Preview Opening Night of the 2015 LA Art Book Fair / Photo: Kayla Reefer, SUSPENDMAG.com
NIPS & PIECES: Friends Only™ X SUSPEND Throw "Vol 1: Arts & Culture" Group Show (July 23)
SUSPEND partnered with Obi O. of Friends Only™ for a one-time "Vol 1: Arts & Culture" group art show at Dreamhaus (July 23). Artists featuring work included SUSPEND's Kayla Reefer who displayed photographs from her travels to Santiago (Chile), New York City (New York), and Buenos Aires (Argentina) for a series titled, "Parallel || Worlds Apart". Panamanian photographer, Levi Walton, featured in our Behind The Lens series stopped by from New York to view Kayla's pieces. A photo posted by SUSPEND MAGAZINE (@suspendmag) on Jul 24, 2016 at 8:27am PDT A photo posted by SUSPEND MAGAZINE (@suspendmag) on Jul 21, 2016 at 7:35pm PDT Obi O. of Friends Only™ held a live installation of polaroid photos that at the end of the night spelled "FRIENDS". A workshop for young kids was held earlier in the day with classes that included the basics of painting/drawing, graphic design, and sound mixing. Photographer and artist Castro Clifton displayed several photographs, including this one of Esco as well as a minimal installation with Stance socks. A photo posted by $50,000.00 Illegal Civ (@cesarboogotti) on Jul 24, 2016 at 11:33pm PDT A photo posted by ¥A$ON (@castroclifton) on Jul 29, 2016 at 2:26pm PDT Obi O.'s finished installation of his live polaroid series at the end of the night, spelling out "FRIENDS" on the main wall at Dreamhaus during the group show. A photo posted by FriendsOnly™ Club (@friendsonly90008) on Jul 25, 2016 at 11:44am PDT Follow @friendsonly90008 for more updates RELATED POSTS KAYLA REEFER
VIDEO PREMIERE: NIKO IS - "Bye Bye Donnie Brasco" (prod. Thanks Joey) Directed by Kayla Reefer
Orlando native Niko IS, of Colours of the Culture / Javotti Media, releases his official video for "Bye Bye Donnie Brasco" from his album Brutus produced by long-time collaborator, Thanks Joey. The video, directed by SUSPEND's Kayla Reefer, features a plethora of on-tour footage with the Rio-born rapper as he and other tour artists voyage from city to city including Omaha, Denver, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Portland, and New Orleans among others for The People's Champions Tour with Talib Kweli. The long-haired beanie-loving hip-hop artist is seemingly having fun with snippets of footage of him eating at diners, dancing on the tour bus (and onstage), and goofing around with his fans. Kayla's backstage access with the rapper proves to illuminate a treasure trove of candid antics, making you feel like you're right there with Niko as he preps to perform another killer live show. Be sure to check out more on-tour photographs of Niko IS, Thanks Joey, and DJ Spintelect as per Reefer on the Road, Kayla's road diary. "Bye Bye Donnie Brasco" by Niko IS, Directed by Kayla Reefer. KAYLA REEFER VIDEO PREMIERE: NIKO IS - "Bye Bye Donnie Brasco" (prod. Thanks Joey) Directed by Kayla Reefer
LIVE: Hayley Kiyoko Performs Onstage at The Troubadour, Los Angeles
KAYLA REEFER Hayley Kiyoko performs live at The Troubadour. / Photo: © Kayla Reefer for SUSPEND Magazine ISSUE 05 covergirl, Hayley Kiyoko, rocked the jam-packed crowd at the Troubadour on Feb. 21st as she performed all five tracks from her latest EP, This Side of Paradise, as well as her single "Rich Youth" and her own rendition of Prince's "Raspberry Beret" in Los Angeles. The multi-faceted singer-songwriter and current new regular on CBS' CSI: Cyber drama series, boasted a simple on-stage set up: herself and her accompanist, Lawrence William IV, on keyboard and guitar. The 23-year-old recording artist, who also is in charge of an electronic drumset on-stage, is currently on the road touring with American Indie rock band, Never Shout Never! Purchase This Side of Paradise available now on iTunes. Photography by Kayla Reefer Follow Kayla on Instagram at @kaylareefer RELATED POSTS
BEHIND-THE-SCENES: WITH ISSUE 05 COVER STAR HAYLEY KIYOKO @ CONCRETE STUDIOS IN LOS ANGELES
For our fifth print issue, we invited singer-songwriter and actress Hayley Kiyoko to meet with the SUSPEND team at Concrete Studios in Los Angeles. Cover photographer Randy Nakajima arrived ready-to-go with his Canon camera kit, along with stylist Leslie Corpuz, makeup artist Marla Vazquez, hair stylist Beau Dawson, and assistant Jordan Abapo. Behind-the-scenes documentarian Kayla Reefer was accompanied by her righthand pup, Prince Reefer. View photos from our ISSUE 05 release party with covergirl Hayley Kiyoko here. All photography by Kayla Reefer Video by Kayla Reefer and recorded at Concrete Studios in Los Angeles Follow Kayla on Instagram at @kaylareefer RELATED POSTS KAYLA REEFER We're three weeks away from our ISSUE 05 release party with Hayley Kiyoko! View behind-the-scenes photos and video from our cover shoot by Kayla Reefer.
FROM VA TO LA: UTMOST CO. Holds Pop-Up on Melrose – Ph. by Kayla Reefer
KAYLA REEFER Virginia-based skateboard company Utmost Co. held its opening launch party for its Los Angeles pop-up store on Friday, April 1st on Melrose Ave. Supporters of the brand, including fellow Virginia natives Sean Wotherspoon and Tony Stark of Round Two came out to support along with cameraman, Graham. Limited edition decks are on display as well as Utmost Co. fleece hoodies, crewnecks, and Knight tees. Kayla Reefer met and photographed Utmost Co. co-owners Tom Hart and Jermaine Edwards. Photography by Kayla Reefer Follow Utmost Co on Instagram at @utmostco RELATED POSTS Kayla Reefer FROM VA TO LA: UTMOST CO. Holds Pop-Up on Melrose – Ph. by Kayla Reefer
VIDEO: Official Recap of ISSUE 06 Launch x HLZBLZ 10Year Anniversary at Globe Theater
SUSPEND Magazine celebrates the launch of its sixth issue in print form with a collaborative event also put on by HLZBLZ and its 10-year anniversary as a pioneering streetwear label. The event hosted at Globe Theater was a perfect match, inviting covergirl Miss Lawn of HLZBLZ and her entourage to celebrate her cover story along with friends from the Crooks & Castles, DOPE Fairfax, 40's and Shorties, and UNDFTD team at the historic Downtown Los Angeles theater venue. At its max capacity, 1600 guests packed the Globe Theater to watch a full DJ line-up including Cesar C., Drewbyrd, Bella Fiasco, Mr. Hek, and 000,000. Headlining performer Jose Guapo gave quite a show with his much anticipated track, "Run It Up." Video by Kayla Reefer Follow Kayla on Instagram at @kaylareefer RELATED POSTS Kayla Reefer shares the official video recap from the ISSUE 06 launch and 10-Year Anniversary with HLZBLZ on Feb 11 at Globe Theater. KAYLA REEFER Kayla Reefer
LIVE: Blaison Maven and Angel Haze Perform at The Echo, Los Angeles
  Young rapper Blaison Maven, hailing from Crenshaw, performed a selection of his songs as he opened up for Detroit native, Angel Haze (Sept 16) at The Echo in Los Angeles. Haze recently released a new mixtape titled Back to the Woods produced by Tk Kayembe with a crowd favorite being her performance of "Moonrise Kingdom" from her latest project. All photography by Kayla Reefer Follow Kayla on Instagram at @kaylareefer RELATED POSTS KAYLA REEFER Kayla Reefer
LIVE ONSTAGE: KANYE WEST BRINGS OUT TRAVIS SCOTT AT 2015 FYF FEST (VIDEO)
Headliner Kanye West brought out Travis Scott during his 2015 FYF Fest heading performance at Exposition Park (Aug 22). The rapper did not allow any photographers in the photo pit during his live set. Scott performed alongside West for a mini-set of Scott's singles "Upper Echelon" and "Antidote". Video by Kayla Reefer Follow Kayla on Instagram at @kaylareefer RELATED POSTS KAYLA REEFER Kayla Reefer
BEHIND THE LENS: PHOTOGRAPHER LEVI WALTON ON "THE TWENTIES" BEING AN ARTIST IN PANAMÁ, AND MOVING TO NEW YORK
I've been a fan of Levi Walton's work for quite some time now. If I remember correctly I believe I came across his photography a little over two years ago. It was incredibly refreshing seeing someone from Panama create art on such a pioneering contemporary level. It resonated with me coming across an artist who has the same cultural roots as myself, successfully using parts of our heritage and implementing it as a component in his conceptual work. However, that is only a fraction of the reason as to why Walton's work is so enlivening. It was only right that I use the first interview I have ever conducted to shed a very deserving light on his photography. KAYLA REEFER: First things first! Let’s get the basic questions out of the way. How old are you? Hamburgers or Pizza? What is the best way to eat bacon? LEVI WALTON: "I'm 22 years young. Hamburgers or Pizza... what a tough choice. Burgers are heavenly, but so is Pizza. Best way to eat bacon? On a burger. Or on a pizza. Damn I'm hungry now." How and when did you get into Photography? Is it something you have always wanted to do? "I was around 15 when I got my hands on my first camera. Before the time I didn't think about it too much, but after I got the hang of it I started getting creative, shooting anything I came across and making my friends get on board with all the crazy ideas I had." Is your work strictly devoted to Photography or do you dabble in other creative mediums as well? "I am very into videography. I love shooting short films and clips, or just putting random reels together as a sort of video collage. I also like to draw (though I'm horrible at it) and I'm into cooking stuff and taking cool pictures of it -- does that also count?" I’ve realized you post new quality content, with different subjects, and fresh scenery on your Instagram on a daily basis.---How do you manage to stay at such a high level of productivity so consistently? "I try to keep moving, shoot every time I can, and carry my camera on me all the time. I just love the visual reward of it all; and I love sharing that feeling. I ask around for locations, scout models, find props, and just throw KAYLA REEFER Kayla Reefer
BEHIND-THE-SCENES: On the Set of "STRANGERS" Music Video with Blaison Maven
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NIPS & PIECES: SOULECTION Performs All Ages Outdoor Show at FIGat7th with Esta, SoSuperSam, Joe Kay and more
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REEFER ON THE ROAD: THE FINAL STRETCH
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VIDEO: KAJO PERFORMS ACOUSTIC VERSION OF "PAPER" FOR 'IN YOUR LIVING ROOM' SERIES
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TOUR DIARY: "REEFER ON THE ROAD" My On-Tour Experience with Talib Kweli across the U.S.
am on tour with Talib Kweli. Talib Kweli performing in Wyoming. Photo: Kayla Reefer. A legend of KAYLA REEFER Kayla Reefer . Photo: Kayla Reefer. I have come to the realization that one really can speak things into existence
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