I LOVE OC
Does anyone care ? I know why LA people hate the OC, but I secretly love it. I feel more at home in Orange County than L.A. So nice to be exploring corporate business parks again, reminds me of my childhood. I grew up in a neighborhood surrounded by business parks and would get kicked out of the same ones every night for skateboarding with my brothers. The people are way nicer too. Damn....
Lil' Armenia - April 24
Here are a couple photos from earlier today. Shot for a little bit at the annual Armenian Genocide Protest in Little Armenia, Hollywood. I’m super fascinated with Armenian American Culture/history (if you didn’t know.) Such an interesting story here with super passionate people. You could see 3 generations marching together shouting for justice and recognizance of the genocide from...
Bloomberg Businessweek Shoot....!
A couple weeks ago I got a dream assignment from Bloomberg Businessweek shooting a realtor/real estate story in Suburban North San Diego. I spent the day with realtor Jim Klinge and writer Karen Weise at one of his open houses and on a tour of some other suburban developments in the area. Through his youtube videos, Jim documented the collapse of the Southern California housing market around 2008...
I spent this past Sunday photographing a fashion event at UC Irvine called Dollyhouse Runway. The show featured SoCal “Lolita” fashion designers, lolita vendors and a rock band that I didn’t stay for. Lolita fashion from what I understood is where girls dress like dolls. Felt good shooting personal work and a bunch of film. So nice not looking at the back of a busted ass digital...
Fun facts about Diamond Bar! Interesting to see some statistics about all of the neighborhoods in LA… From the Mapping LA project at LAtimes.com
April 14, 2012
April 14th 2012 - Armenian Genocide Day Spent the day with the Hye Riders, an Armenian Motorcycle club out of Pasadena, CA. Really interesting day…Got to ride in the sidecar of one of the guys and cruise from Pasadena to Hollywood for the protest/demonstration in Little Armenia/Turkish Embassy. Here are a couple photos from the day.
Sunday in Oxnard
Last week went to Oxnard for the 1st time. Fell in love. Large beach city in Ventura county. Beautiful city. Interesting mix of old suburbs and new developments. Interesting mix of agricultural areas and industrial parks/factories. Going back soon! Made new friends. Told them it was my first time here and they were so proud of their city. They all just came back from Church and were...
LA mag is been keeping me busy, Here are some outtakes from a couple assignments from the last couple weeks. More photos on my website! www.damoncasarez.com Pickle Family - Glassel Park Gingerbread Factory/Owner - Santa Fe Springs Toluca Lake Halloweeners
99 Ranch Market Madness
A couple weeks ago I had an assignment to photograph a small story on real estate developments by Chinese Investors in LA and they had me focused on Chinese oriented mall’s/plazas in the San Gabriel Valley. Here are some outtakes from a 99 Ranch Market in one of the plazas..place is insane. Love it. So busy, so much color!
T R E E...
Yes, another tree photo, everyone has one. This is my favorite tree in my neighborhood. So perfect and well sculpted. Such a nice tree. I Hope kodak doesn’t take away ektar…I will cry. Printing this for my book then heading up to SF for the week!
Great cover by artist Alison Jackson! Her work is amazing, one of my favorites. So happy to see editorial work from her. featured on SPD Other favorites!
Made this picture of my friend Brandon a couple weeks ago in the studio. So funny! I’ve been thinking about making this picture for a few months and just recently I found the perfect person. About half a year ago I was with my friend driving in Silverlake when we got pulled over for a busted headlight or something. The officer who issued the ticket had his arms covered in tattoo sleeves all...
I got a job a couple weeks back shooting an artists work at a fancy ballet opening at Cal-State Northridge, which I thought was going to be terrible, but turned out to be an amazing night. I had no idea what I was going to shoot beyond catalog stuff, but I was told the day of I was going to be a paparazzi basically… Ended up being so much fun! The place was beautiful and had the most epic...
Finally shot something….. I spent the day with my buddy Paul. Always fun at Paul’s house! still don’t like cats