Amy DuBois Barnett
Editorial, Portrait

I always find it flattering to step into someone else’s world—into their homes filled with hopes, dreams, and ideas. It's like a small glimpse behind the veil, something I love capturing through my lens.

Shot in Baldwin Hills, though it felt more like an escape to Palm Springs, this is Amy DuBois Barnett—a prominent figure in the media and publishing industry. Formerly the editor-in-chief of Ebony magazine and Teen People, she's also an accomplished author with a new book on the horizon. Looking at these images, I love the way she blends comfort, creativity, and sophistication in her home, wardrobe, and remarkable career.

Capital One
Advertising, Lifestyle, Portraits

Some of the photos I took for Capital One's 'Technology in Action' commercial are starting to roll out, so I can finally share some BTS and some of the final images.

My team and I got to work alongside the motion department, capturing Capital One’s real technologist employees both on-location lakeside in LA and at a studio ‘airport lounge’ using a green screen. It was an amazing experience with such a great team. A big thank you to Todd, Liv, Conor, and the entire team for this opportunity.

Angeleno Magazine - Marina Vanoff
Editorial, Portrait

Meet Marina—a young artist making her mark on LA’s music scene. We got to work together just before the launch of her EP, ‘Nocturnal Eyes,’ for a feature in Angeleno Magazine.

Here's an excerpt from Marina's interview: “Growing up, my family moved around a lot, so my one constant was music. It was the one thing I could always bring with me. I don’t think there was ever a time when music wasn’t the most important thing to me (besides my family, of course). My earliest memory is crying on the floor because of a song by Elmo, so I really haven’t changed much.”

Artist In Focus: Justin Hulsey
Personal Work, Portrait

“You can only hold things in for so long and then it’ll be like one little thing, like something somebody says - a line in a movie or a song, and it just opens the wound and it all comes flowing out you know. You can be that fragile when you keep everything so tight inside.”

Words and photographs from a conversation I had with singer-songwriter Justin Hulsey while filming a new short documentary. It’s the perfect reminder that releasing also means healing, and the less you have to carry, the more free you’ll be.

Angeleno Magazine - Sunset Barquis
Editorial, Portrait

Does it get any sweeter than this? Shot this one on location at Sunset Barquis for the new 'Distinguished Pets of LA' feature in Angeleno Magazine.

Short Film, Personal

We spontaneously shot this early one morning in Malibu. An idea that formed into a film about a woman who feels stuck in the past but has a strong desire to move forward. Thank you so much to my friend Devon Barnes who always seems to transform into exactly what I’m thinking and feeling and to John Bowers for mixing the music & v/o, and to my partner Andre for helping me shoot. This is ‘Memories.’

Roadbook - Los Angeles
Motion, Editorial, Travel

I shot a small slice of LA life for Roadbook— a new digital platform for creative travelers. The music and images take me back to what it felt like to watch 90210 for the first time in the 90’s, dreaming of what life could be like in Los Angeles. It’s only 45 seconds, but I think it hits the spot.

New York Times - Hillary Simms
Editorial, Portrait

I photographed trombonist, Hillary Simms for the New York Times — she’s the first woman to become a member of the American Brass Quintet and she also happens to be a fellow Canadian.

Angeleno Magazine - Jimmi Simpson
Editorial, Portrait

I recently watched a beautiful film called "The Starling Girl." The story follows a young girl's journey to break free from the constraints and conditions of the fundamentalist Christian community she's grown up in. In the film, Jimmi Simpson, pictured here with one of his scripts, plays her father. It's definitely worth watching!

Mini Magazine - Stassi Schroeder
Editorial, Portrait

Spent a gloomy morning in the Hollywood Hills with Stassi Schroeder and her daughter Hartford for the cover of Mini Magazine.


Though my work has often been brighter and more commercial, I’ve always been a bit moody and melancholy on the inside. For a long time, I felt like I couldn’t express that side of me. I learned early on to only show emotions that were considered “acceptable” or “okay”— I won’t go into details as to why or how that happened— but what I will say is that I’m feeling much more at home lately, embracing qualities in myself i’d long pushed away.

A few moments with Devon right before we shot a moody little film together called “Memories.”

Small Business, Editorial, Portraits

I'm sharing past and present portraits since I've been shooting lots of people these days - helping them update their websites and launch new businesses.

After years of working mostly in the commercial world, it's been so nice to connect one-on-one with people - and get to know their accomplishments and their flaws— their history— anything to get underneath the surface of why they do what they do and the catalyst that led them to create a business and pursue their dreams in the first place.

That's what I'm searching for when I'm shooting— more of what's behind that beautiful smile - the good, the bad, and often the ugly experiences that led to this place. In the past, I always tried my best to remain a fly on the wall, allowing people the space to be themselves - but lately, when I'm shooting, I can't help but feel like we're meeting for a reason, and we're helping one another get to that next place in our lives.

Here's to all the beautiful people I've met and worked with and to the fresh faces whose stories I can't wait to hear!

Personal, Short Film

Being able to unpack and talk about what happened to you is the first ‘Layer’ of healing. When you open up and begin to have your feelings and experiences validated, you truly have the ability to free yourself.

Last year, I got to work closely with Moe Stuck and other artists to create a film called Layers. Layers is a reflection on the impact of childhood and the journey to uncover one’s true self.

No matter what you see on the outside, we all have internal struggles and experiences we’ve pushed away because we were too afraid to confront them. And the hurt we’ve experienced in the past often leaves wounds that change the way we see the world and ourselves.

If you are struggling to speak up right now, I hope this reminds you that you’re not alone in how you think or feel, even though it often feels that way. So much relief and freedom can be found in opening up and giving your feelings a voice rather than keeping things bottled up inside. I hope it can inspire you to share your experiences or seek the help you need because it’s only through being able to talk about what happened to you that you now have the ability to free yourself from it.

written/directed by: Kimberly Genevieve
starring & v/o: Moe Stuck
cinematography: Billy Furguson & Jimmy Jimes
stylist: Kait Lusk 
hair & makeup: Jaclyn Lopez 
editor: Kimberly Genevieve
colorist: Michael Schatz at RKM Studios
sound design: John Bowers 
producer: A. Thomas
executive producer: Skylar Bartlett

Art of Vieve
Print Shop, Personal

Introducing my new project, Art of Vieve - a limited-edition fine Art gallery full of sunshine, palm trees, clouds, and much much more!



I feel like I've been tucked away for months working on my new project, Art of Vieve. I love the creative process so much. When inspiration and new ideas kick in, I'm a willing participant. I seem to turn everything over to the idea while the rest of the world seems to slowly fade into the distance- sometimes even disappear. But now that the foundation has been laid, I'm slowly coming out of my cave again and back into the "real" world. Hello, again.

Mikaela Mayer
Editorial, Portrait

These are the photo assignments that fill me up the most — when you get to step into someone else’s world and truly experience what a day in their life looks and feels like. This is professional boxer Mikaela Mayer training at Maywood Boxing in Los Angeles.

Motion, Advertising, Lifestyle

I directed six films for Toyota. Here's one of my other favorites— Musical Chairs

Motion, Advertising, Lifestyle

I directed six films for Toyota. Here's one of my favorites— day date

Advertising, Lifestyle

Some new work I shot for Toyota featuring the Toyota Apex and friends.

Ashley Tisdale x Mini Magazine
Editorial, Portrait 

We got to work closely with the beautiful Ashley Tisdale for the Fall Mini Magazine cover story. She was so open and confident throughout the shoot, making it easy for us to capture various emotions and expressions during our short time together. I love how honest these photos feel and how effortless Ashley was in front of the camera.

Personal, Editorial

Some projects take a whole lot of time and effort to make. You have to write your thoughts down, plan out the shots & angles, shoot all the scenes you have in mind then you cut & edit, cut & edit, cut & edit until it feels just about right. Then you record voice and sound, and color grade the whole thing. It's a long process made up of passion and frustration, but the truth is, you wouldn't invest so much time and energy if it wasn't something so meaningful and personal. Here are some photos from my short film, Layers.

Layers / BTS
Personal, BTS 

Being on set is such a beautiful & collaborative experience— it’s about coming together to create and bring something new to life! It’s amazing how an idea can bring so many people together, and that one idea has the ability to ripple onto others as well. I love being on set, maybe more than anything else that I do. And though anxiety and nerves are often at an all-time high, it’s the one thing I seem to love and be good at— bringing a group of talented and creative people together and making something unique come alive! I’m so grateful for this day, this chapter, and these wonderful people.