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Women in Funeral Services for More Magazine by TrujilloPaumier


Photographed by TrujilloPaumier, this collection of photos is from More Magazine’s October issue.  The article explores women who have recently made the career switch to funeral services.  Historically a male dominated industry, women now surpass men in mortuary school attendance.   The different facets of funeral directing are what women have gravitated towards – embalming, directing memorial services, mortuary cosmetology, and more.

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Nicaragua’s New Day shot by TrujilloPaumier

For the September issue of Conde Nast Traveler, Joaquin Trujillo and Brian Paumier traveled to Nicaragua to capture the pleasures and paradoxes of the economically troubled, albeit beautiful, country.

We grabbed a few words from Joaquin about his love for Nicaragua:

“Nicaragua… this was the second time I had been there and I love LOVE it.   Last time, we went to Corn Island on the Caribbean Sea.  This time we got to travel to Ometepe Island, which is made up of 2 volcanoes, and where we hiked and swam in a lake known for having fresh water sharks.  Fantastic views there.  Being in Granada at the Isletas, you could see Conception and one of the volcanoes at Ometepe.  Being at Conception, you could see Mombacho, the volcano close to Granada.  It was amazing.  Nothing could stop us from enjoying this great friendly country, all the way from Granada to San Juan del Sur.”

Read the entire article on the Conder Nast Traveler site.

See more work by TrujilloPaumier on the Levine/Leavitt site.

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Los Ninos by TrujilloPaumier

These new images by Joaquin Trujillo and Brian Paumier are the latest addition to their series titled ‘Los Ninos’.

The body of work began as five portraits of Joaquin’s nieces and nephews and has spiraled into a collection exceeding 30 portraits. The work has been shown in galleries and museums around the globe and is a representation of authentic Mexican family portraits that show the various virtues essential to family, such as pride and honor.

You can see more of TrujilloPaumier’s work on the Levine/Leavitt site.

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Minsk, Belaus shot by TrujilloPaumier for Afar Magazine

TrujilloPaumier travelled to Minsk, Belarus to capture these lovely images for the May/June issue of Afar Magazine. Issue out on newsstands now!


You can see more of work by Trujillo Paumier on the Levine/Leavitt site.

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Landscape Monday: Mexico shot by TrujilloPaumier

This stunning image of Lago de Patzcuaro in Mexico was shot by Joaquin Trujillo and Brian Paumier.

A few words from Joaquin about the shoot:

“Lake Pátzcuaro.  I have known about this lake for years.  When Brian and I were there, it was a great experience, they were celebrating Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and one of this Islands was lit up with candles for 2 days.  Lots of amazing movies were filmed here during La Epoca de Oro, the golden age of Mexican cinema, so for me it has lots of sentimental value.   It was very special to have woken up one morning and had the opportunity to create this photo with Brian.”

You can see more of Trujillo/Paumier’s work on the Levine/Leavitt site.

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T Magazine shot by Trujillo/Paumier

New York Times T Magazine commissioned Trujillo/Paumier to shoot the remote fishing villages of Newfoundland, Canada and the wild Atlantic salmon that are abundant in its surrounding waters.

We caught up with Brian Paumier for a few words about his experience spending time with the fishermen that reside in such a remote part of the world:

“The people of Newfoundland are some of the most interesting I’ve ever met in my travels.  Really honest, trustworthy.  I was most inspired by their survival and endurance – they eat everything from seal and moose, to caribou and raw scallops.  Anything it takes to survive living in the wilderness.  These people have great respect for nature.”

Read the full article on the New York Times Magazine site.

You can see more of Trujillo/Paumier’s work on the Levine/Leavitt site.

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New personal work by Brian Paumier and Joaquin Trujillo

Showcased today on FeatureShoot, article by by Alison Zavos: two new individual projects from the photographic team known as Trujillo/Paumier.  They began their collaboration during their studies at the Art Center College of Design Pasadena in 2001. Best known for their poised and meticulous portraiture and travel imagery, their work embodies an old-world formality with modern wit to make for the perfect integration of theatricality and contemporary style. This set of photographs is a combination of their individual personal work.

Brian writes of this series: ‘I spent eight years in the Military. Like so many service men and women, I left my experience on the front line with the mental residue of war. My series of self-portraits is titled PTSD, in which I alter my appearance and articulate through masculine stereotypes. With my beard and mustache, in combination with traditional clothing, I want to communicate how men wear masks to protect themselves. Through this work I aim to expose the invisible effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder on my generation of veterans. My time in war might be over, but the combat goes over and over in my mind’.

Joaquin Trujillo writes of this series below: ‘Flowers are really important in my mother and sisters’ homes, not just on birthdays and anniversaries, but every day and year round – on their patios and through their houses. When I was a kid, I used to pick flowers for each of them. But December 12, Guadalupe Day, was extra special. I would make a bouquet that was so amazing, I always felt like I had taken home the first place blue ribbon at an American county fair for it. Six flowers and one arrangement is the representation of love and support they have given me’.

You can see more of Joaquin and Brian’s work on the Levine/Leavitt site.

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