Friday, January 17, 2014
Antiojitos Carmen Restaurant, Boyle Heights. Outtake for L.A. Mag.

Antiojitos Carmen Restaurant, Boyle Heights. Outtake for L.A. Mag.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Fresh Churros. Outtake from an LA Mag assignment. 

Fresh Churros. Outtake from an LA Mag assignment. 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

USC/DORNSIFE MAGAZINE

This is a job from USC/Dornsife College Mag that just came out. I was hired to photograph various aspects of the city of Pacoima in the San Fernando Valley for a story USC was doing on an environmental justice program (PERE) in the Dornsife College at USC.

Pacoima was listed as a “Toxic hotspot” community, where air pollution levels regularly exceed safety standards recommended by the state, along with five other lower income, mostly Hispanic communities. Maria Guzman (portrait) volunteered to monitor air pollution levels in Pacoima for PERE. The city is bordered on three sides by the 210, 5 and 118 freeways, while countless industrial businesses, auto shops and recycling plants line the streets. My job was to find the line where the urban and suburban meet and are forced to coexist.

One of the best assignments of the few I’ve had so far. It was also amazing that they requested I shoot film for the project, after seeing my series on my hometown. I spent about 5 days cruising Pacoima morning - afternoon. DREAM JOB

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Monday, October 21, 2013 Thursday, September 19, 2013
Street Vendor, Downtown Los Angeles.
Outtake from recent assignment. 

Street Vendor, Downtown Los Angeles.

Outtake from recent assignment. 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Outtake from a recent editorial story on the city of Pacoima. So nice to have a budget to shoot film! More photos coming soon.

Outtake from a recent editorial story on the city of Pacoima. So nice to have a budget to shoot film! More photos coming soon.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Bocce Ball Men

Los Angeles Magazine/Bocce Ball - Burbank

A while back I photographed a group of older Italian men that play bocce ball/argue/fight with each other every week in Burbank. Fun assignment. 

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Heading to NY mid-may for meetings! Adding new assignment work to my book from the past few months, super excited about some new diptychs.
Here’s a new portfolio page from my first assignment from Los Angeles Magazine in 2012…!

Heading to NY mid-may for meetings! Adding new assignment work to my book from the past few months, super excited about some new diptychs.

Here’s a new portfolio page from my first assignment from Los Angeles Magazine in 2012…!