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. This guy Tony washing the Ferrari has an auto-detailing business contract with residents of this fancy high rise in Irvine and was super down to let me shoot around. Love red cars. Couldn’t help it. Going back to see him next week! He said the Ferrari was nothing compared to some of his other client’s cars. yay
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 camera for a change..
I just put a bunch of photos on my website: http://damoncasarez.com/sweet-lolita
here are a few!
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.
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 light. I was told to photograph the artist with a couple “important” people when they arrived. I had a lot of downtime so I ended up just cruising and shooting the intense hob-nobbing that was going down. Its so fun to be invisible and just shoot for myself when I didn’t have anyone to shoot for the artist. All these people were expecting (and hoping) to be photographed so it made things easier. It was nice not knowing who any of these people were. Everyone seemed important. Good job guys.
This is my favorite shot. BOOM