Les Talusan, also known as The Pinstriped Rebel, has a vast and eclectic collection of pop, indie, and underground hits, as well as rare, obscure gems that can help customize a uniquely personal sound for your event. Les also maintains utmost control across a freeform blend of soul, funk, deep house and old school hip-hop genres.
With over 20 years worth of experience, Les is known for her perfectly crafted mixes and commitment to artistic excellence. She also has a long history of supporting AAPI, LGBT, and women-focused organizations.
Born and raised in Manila, Philippines, Les fell in love with music at a young age, DJing at local clubs and playing in bands. Since moving to DC at age 20, she has continued to develop her talents, performing behind the decks in the U.S. and abroad.
Les has DJed for the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, National Geographic Channel, Smithsonian Folklife Festival, and she is currently a resident DJ at Marx Café. Les has been featured in the Washington Post and Refinery29.
A passion since she received her first SLR camera at age 8, Les Talusan's photography is as much a pleasure as it is a business. From weddings and portraits to events and corporate headshots, Les' work showcases both photographic creativity and authenticity. The proof is in her portfolio of beautiful, striking photos that have earned her an ever-growing list of repeat and referred clients.
Les values close dialogue with clients and makes collaboration a natural part of her creative process. She enthusiastically guides clients through the process from idea to the shoot to the finished product.
Previous clients have have cited her "rare combination of emotional intellect and ultimate professionalism," "graceful level of ease and comfort," and have raved about her "beautifully-lit and well-edited" photos.
She has photographed for organizations such as the National Coalition for the Asian Pacific American Community Development and the Sikh American Legal Defense & Education Fund. Her photography has been featured in Time and NBC News.