I’m a creature of habit, a characteristic that has proven beneficial to my photography. I walk for my entire lunch break, everyday. I always have my camera and although I focus on street work some days and landscape on others, my process is still the same. This dedication to routine is a cornerstone of my […]
Perspective is one of the most overlooked aspects of street photography. Photographing easy targets and lazy narratives is accepted and often celebrated. Throughout history photography has been used to amplify the exoticism of the other as a means to frame a changing world for mainstream consumption. Street photography is not immune to that narrative, in […]
I’m fascinated by the concept of continuity as it applies to a body of work. With my own photography in particular, I’ve always considered it one never ending story, a visual representation of life in Los Angeles from my perspective. One aspect of this approach (and a byproduct of growing up here) is connection to […]
Last week I had a really good day. After a work sponsored holiday breakfast and a trip to the Broad museum I found myself with an afternoon to kill in Downtown Los Angeles, complete with camera in hand. The weather was breathtaking as usual (a Californian perk) so I went to work photographing the streets […]
One of 5 new portfolios added to my website, Personal Space examines everyday life throughout Los Angeles.
It’s not often that a complete stranger asks you to take their picture but it happened to me yesterday. Chatted for a quick minute afterwards and kept it moving, but this guy was mad cool.
When I decided to incorporate street photography into my work, I wanted to examine people in the context of their surroundings. The urban environment and a sense of space is a critical element in my work, one that I wanted to continue to explore even with the addition of new elements to my compositions. It’s […]
Every time I go to the zoo with my family this guy in a suit is outside for pictures. He doesn’t work at the zoo and it could literally be anyone in that costume. It’s strange. There is no way in hell I’m paying him for a pic with my kids. My daughter asked me […]
The real Hollywood Blvd. lies about a mile east of the tourist trap, where blocks are lined with stores instead of attractions and residents go about their daily routines.
The great lure of street photography is the potential to capture the “decisive moment” but that has never really been my objective. I’ve never romanticized street life, my personal and familial history provides me with a completely different perspective on the medium. I have very little interest in capturing spectacle, my gaze is focused on […]