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El Matador.

Matt McKinney is a professional heavy weight boxer. I connected with him to shoot some photos at a local gym. This guy is huge and extremely tough but on the other side of that he’s a humble person, husband and a new father. I had a great time shooting him while training and also captured some great portraits. I’m really glad we met and now friends. Look out for this guy if you don’t already know who he is, he’ll be in your face shortly in a positive way of course.

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L.A. L.A. Big City of Dreams.

Sunday was a crazy day for me and I’m sure for the whole crew. We started in the morning and got to our location around 12pm. Set up at the old L.A. Zoo, which was crazy packed that day for some reason with a concert. I started to scout and once I found a spot we started to shoot. We were there for about an hour one of my assistants came up and said “everyone who is shooting stills or video has to stop and will be fined if you don’t have a permit the next he comes back around”.
So someone suggested a rooftop… Thank god we were able to shoot all the models, no one bothering us, it turned out great.

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Speedlite.

I have always been a Canon user / supporter, same with all Apple products.  Today I received a pair of Speedlites from Yongnuo to test out… So far so good!  Thanks to Yongnuo Digital for the love!

Speedlite.

I have always been a Canon user / supporter, same with all Apple products. Today I received a pair of Speedlites from Yongnuo to test out… So far so good! Thanks to Yongnuo Digital for the love!

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Stay Strong Boston.
 Thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Boston today…

Stay Strong Boston.

Thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Boston today…

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Photo samples.
  
 DC shoes sent over some shoes for me to take some shots of as well as a couple of pairs for myself which I’m super stoked about.  
  DC is probably one of my first skate shoes I started to wear a lot when I skated.  I remember going to the big warehouse sales they had.  A bunch of my friends worked there and some of my all time favorite skaters were on that team.  And now I get to contribute what I love to do.  The best part about being a size 9 is the fact that I fit sample sizes and I get dibs on shoes before they hit the stores.

Photo samples.
DC shoes sent over some shoes for me to take some shots of as well as a couple of pairs for myself which I’m super stoked about.
DC is probably one of my first skate shoes I started to wear a lot when I skated. I remember going to the big warehouse sales they had. A bunch of my friends worked there and some of my all time favorite skaters were on that team. And now I get to contribute what I love to do. The best part about being a size 9 is the fact that I fit sample sizes and I get dibs on shoes before they hit the stores.

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Get it done right.

  Head shots are very important.  It’s what gets you jobs.  I love doing these shots because it’s a style of portraiture.  Being able to capture the right angle, the right distance at the right moment is key.  
  I’ve had many contact me and say “all I need is a couple of shots”.  Which is very true, but as photographers we don’t shoot just a couple of photos.  When you hire someone you’re hiring them for their time and skill.  
  Diana is a great person who is into modeling and acting.  She contacted me because she needed some new shots done.  The shoot went great, as always it was fun and we had a ton of laughs.  I’m sure we will see more of this girl.

Get it done right.

Head shots are very important. It’s what gets you jobs. I love doing these shots because it’s a style of portraiture. Being able to capture the right angle, the right distance at the right moment is key.
I’ve had many contact me and say “all I need is a couple of shots”. Which is very true, but as photographers we don’t shoot just a couple of photos. When you hire someone you’re hiring them for their time and skill.
Diana is a great person who is into modeling and acting. She contacted me because she needed some new shots done. The shoot went great, as always it was fun and we had a ton of laughs. I’m sure we will see more of this girl.

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April fools.

  I posted an ad that basically said “I’m done”.  With words stating that I am done with photography and design.  Within minutes of posting I received many comments, text messages from friends and FB messages asking if I was okay and that I shouldn’t give up.  After hearing what people had to say I realized that people do follow my passion and love for what I do and support me and my art.  It was very heart warming to hear these genuine words from people I know and those I don’t who are a fan of my work.  I felt bad and realized maybe it was not a good joke.  I appreciate everyone’s love and support, I thank you all. I’ll make sure next year I keep the joke / prank light.  April fools is over and I will continue on.

April fools.

I posted an ad that basically said “I’m done”. With words stating that I am done with photography and design. Within minutes of posting I received many comments, text messages from friends and FB messages asking if I was okay and that I shouldn’t give up. After hearing what people had to say I realized that people do follow my passion and love for what I do and support me and my art. It was very heart warming to hear these genuine words from people I know and those I don’t who are a fan of my work. I felt bad and realized maybe it was not a good joke. I appreciate everyone’s love and support, I thank you all. I’ll make sure next year I keep the joke / prank light. April fools is over and I will continue on.

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Hella SF.

  Went out to SF for a shoot and a little independent travel fun.  San Francisco is a great city, I hadn’t been there since 2008.  It’s great to see more independent businesses growing and the city still looks the same from the last visit.  As an artist it’s a great place to visit, so much inspiration and art.  Every boutique looks like an art gallery and a couple shops had an actual gallery in the back.  I definitely came back motivated and ready to work on some art for myself.  The one draw back about driving around the city is trying to get out of it and trying to drive back over the bay bridge.  Way too much traffic, but what do you expect… it is “the city”.

Hella SF.

Went out to SF for a shoot and a little independent travel fun. San Francisco is a great city, I hadn’t been there since 2008. It’s great to see more independent businesses growing and the city still looks the same from the last visit. As an artist it’s a great place to visit, so much inspiration and art. Every boutique looks like an art gallery and a couple shops had an actual gallery in the back. I definitely came back motivated and ready to work on some art for myself. The one draw back about driving around the city is trying to get out of it and trying to drive back over the bay bridge. Way too much traffic, but what do you expect… it is “the city”.

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Da Bronx Super Producer.

  Dahflow contacted me to shoot some photos for his upcoming projects.  He brought his beats and unreleased tracks to the shoot so we could listen and create some photos of him in his element.  His beats are raw just like the Bronx native who is a huge sneaker head and of course a huge Yankees fan.  Even though he comes from the rough rugged Bonx, NY he is a very humble individual.  Great personality and an amazing musical talent.

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Let it Be.

  Today and tomorrow the Supreme Court addresses the issues of same sex marriage.  I am definitely a supporter for equal rights and I believe everyone should be able to love and be with who they feel without having to hide or fight for it.  I don’t understand what the big deal is, apparently there are people out there who have an issue with this topic that doesn’t effect them when there are bigger “problems” that do.  What I do have an issue with is treating people a certain way or taking away their rights because they are “different”.  And having children picketing for an issue they don’t understand.  Let the children be children, let people be people and love be genuine.  Let it Be.

Let it Be.

Today and tomorrow the Supreme Court addresses the issues of same sex marriage. I am definitely a supporter for equal rights and I believe everyone should be able to love and be with who they feel without having to hide or fight for it. I don’t understand what the big deal is, apparently there are people out there who have an issue with this topic that doesn’t effect them when there are bigger “problems” that do. What I do have an issue with is treating people a certain way or taking away their rights because they are “different”. And having children picketing for an issue they don’t understand. Let the children be children, let people be people and love be genuine. Let it Be.