It’s been a while since I’ve updated the blog so here’s a new post…of some old photos. For whatever reason I’ve never gotten around to editing these photos taken at Outside Lands this past August. Some of them were used for my dad’s Huffington Post piece but other then that they’ve been somewhat neglected. (more…)
Jason and Edward are two good friends of mine who also happen to be some rock loving musicians. They definitely have that look. This photo shoot was done mostly so I can practice and they get to drink beer and pose. Driving around downtown Fresno while listening to The Growlers was a lot of fun, one of the many reasons to have friends like these.
More photos after the jump.
One of the pleasures in working with the Pan Valley Institute (PVI) is getting the chances to meet incredible people and visiting places in the Central Valley that most locals are not aware of their existence. When taking Sokha’s portrait it was the two things at once; meeting a wonderful soul at the Cambodian Buddhist Temple. This opportunity came from PVI’s newest fellowship program that allows ten immigrant leaders to learn about popular education and organize a event or gathering using these skills in their own community. I was asked to take a portrait of each fellow in a setting of their choice that would reflect their community and who they are culturally. This allowed me to visit unique places in Fresno, Merced, Atwater, Madera and Lindsay. They were rural farms, community gardens, Fresno State University, a mosque temple and in the case for Sokha the Buddhist Temple.
Sokha has a great story of being born in a refugee camp and coming to the U.S. when she was only one year old. A practicing buddhist she is working in getting her BA in public health from FSU but also hopes to be a physician and being active in her community. Her portrait is my favorite from the project because it really captures her good hearted personality in a setting that you wouldn’t believe it was taken in Fresno, California.
I’ve known Lance Canales for about five years now and it’s great to see him grow into the artist he has become. Lance was actually the first musician I’ve ever did a photo shoot with, back when he was still finding his style and sound. I was lucky enough to witness a major turning point in his life when we both took a trip to Belfast and Lance with just his acoustic guitar pretty much took over the city. You can see a little of this transition when you watch the EPK I made for him on youtube. (more…)
I’ve always been reluctant to start a blog, but here I am caving in.
I figure this will be the best way to share my newest work without having to update my main website .
This will also be a good space for me to share some of my old photos, such as this one of downtown Fresno that was taken about four or five years ago.
Occasionally I will link to some of my video projects that I have in works, which I’m very excited about.
Thanks and hope you enjoy.