Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Lauren in her room. Irvine, CA.

Lauren in her room. Irvine, CA.

Friday, August 1, 2014
Sam Albritton, background actor. Hollywood, CA.

Sam Albritton, background actor. Hollywood, CA.

Friday, June 20, 2014
Hi Everyone!
I had an amazing project come out today for the New York Times Magazine! I began this personal project around 3 months ago and pitched it to the NYTM after making 3 photos for the project when it was picked up. I got to travel around the country to 8 states and 14 cities for the project. I was an amazing experience and couldn’t be happier that it was for my dream client. I got to work with some amazing photo editors: Amy Kellner, Kathy Ryan and Christine Walsh for the piece. It went live online this morning and will come out in print on Sunday! It began as a photo essay with deep captions and quickly grew to be the cover story. See all the photos online with the article written by Adam Davidson of NPR and interviews by Taffy Brodesser-Akner as well as audio interviews with a few of the people. 
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/22/magazine/its-official-the-boomerang-kids-wont-leave.html?hp

Hi Everyone!

I had an amazing project come out today for the New York Times Magazine! I began this personal project around 3 months ago and pitched it to the NYTM after making 3 photos for the project when it was picked up. I got to travel around the country to 8 states and 14 cities for the project. I was an amazing experience and couldn’t be happier that it was for my dream client. I got to work with some amazing photo editors: Amy Kellner, Kathy Ryan and Christine Walsh for the piece. It went live online this morning and will come out in print on Sunday! It began as a photo essay with deep captions and quickly grew to be the cover story. See all the photos online with the article written by Adam Davidson of NPR and interviews by Taffy Brodesser-Akner as well as audio interviews with a few of the people. 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/22/magazine/its-official-the-boomerang-kids-wont-leave.html?hp

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. 

Monday, January 6, 2014

New Project !

Here’s a preview for a new project with a new friend, Rishi Kumar, from my hometown of Diamond Bar. He’s a sustainable suburban farmer/educator who’s turned every usable foot of yard-space at his suburban home into food growing space, where they produce food year round. Rishi has also been working with the nearby Pomona Unified School District where he’s helping to build gardens at some of the schools and always working on grant proposals for more. 

Here’s a few photos from his home and two garden work days at the local elementary schools. 

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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