Archive for January, 2011


We were invited to attend Te Varua Ori’s Annual Showcase at Servite High School.

From the first performance of the night, the group put together a beautiful performance.

The night started with a dancer blowing into a conch and ended with the dancers picking audience members to dance with on stage.

But it’s not all waist shaking, war cry screaming, and foot stomping for TVO (pronounced TeeVo). For the past 5 years they’ve participated in the various Charitable Activities such as Lupus International’s Race for Life and have provided enterntainment for those who run in the 24 hour long Relay for Life in Long beach.

Congratulations to Te Varua Ori for a smashing performance!

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I had alot of fun in this particular portrait session. I usually have a blast, but this was legen (wait for it) dary.

Our model today was a beautiful Italian model.

The Lamborghini Murcielago.

With a massive v12 engine pumping out over 560 horsepower to four wheels, this yellow monster is no joke on the track or on the street. Race on the freeway with one of these and you’ll see what it’s like to see a car drive away at 200 miles per hour.

The shoot took place over two days and on the last day we decided to create a timelapse video. Check it out on youtube, the short flick was edited by Brent Matsuno of Berwick Suburbs.

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I attended the LA art walk tonight on Spring in Downtown LA.

I had a blast walking around but one of the best stops was definitely the Blackheart event the Harlem Place Cafe.

Hidden at the end of a long dark hallway, you’ll never expect what’s around the corner in this cafe.

The moment I walked in I was surrounded by good people, great art, and beautiful music.

The event was thrown by Derekstar, a southern california art collective composed of young talented photographers, musics, painters, and every other kind of artist.

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I graduated from High School with Cherry. A few years back, she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a disease affecting the blood. Two years ago, this past Sunday, she went into remission. Congratulations Cherry.

A graduate from Chapman University, today Cherry works as a campaign assistant for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. She spends her slow days on waves and behind a nikon as well. If not at the beach, Cherry is currently is training hard for a triathlon.

I asked her where she’d like to have her portrait session to which she quickly replied “BEACH!” So I brought her to one of my favorite locations.

Our shoot was supposed to include a quick surf session, however the weather was a bit on the chilly side, so we saved that for another day. But that didn’t stop us from using the beautiful sunset as our backdrop.

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Tonight was the LA chapter of Socal Maxima’s first meet.

It took place in an empty lot in Los Angeles. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always loved Maximas, so tonight I had a blast.

We didn’t have the biggest turn out but we still had a great time talkin’ about cars and everything else.

When I first heard that we were going to be meeting up in a parking structure, I was pretty skeptical. But after a 4 hour meet, it was great. Nobody bothered us and there’s even some great eateries downstairs.

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This is Anjelo Baligad, a dancing force to be reckoned with. Not more than ten years old, he’s known around the world as one of the best young Bboys around.

Featured on Ellen Degeneres’ TV show twice already, this lil man deserves your attention.

His performance can be found on this link : Young Bboy on Ellen.

His portraits were shot at LAX, a place that doesn’t really allow photography much less breakdancing.

None of the staffers nor the TSA minded his show or my photography.

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A couple days ago I recieved a call from Tristen Nguyen of Total Tooth Fitness. She wanted some new photos for her website, it was a relatively short call. My Wednesday morning went from clear to booked in about 5 minutes.

Upon arrival into the clinic, I quickly noticed that this was no run-of-the-mill clinic. There was gourmet coffee brewing, the stack of magazines neat, comfortable seating, and great decor you normally wouldn’t see in a dental office.

As I sat, waiting for Tristen, her clients Dennis and Lily told me how well she treats her patients. It was very clear that they love their Dentist.  Without having to say one word to me, I understood why her clinic is nominated by Best of the Bay TV as one of the best around.

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I had been in the market for a new car now and I’ve recently fallen for the Honda S2000. So I called up my friend Gary and asked him if I could test drive his car.

One thing led to another and I was talked into attending a small car-meet in Long Beach.

I haven’t been to one of these in forever, it was a delight reliving some good ol’ memories.

We found this cool location and did a quick impromptu shoot before it got too cold.

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This is the group that brought me out there. Great bunch of gearheads.

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Timeless Monster

January 3rd, 2011

The engine, a modern day monster roars into life. An homage to the past and tribute to the present, this beautiful machine is one of a kind.

 

I have a friend who has a large car collection. Over the years he has put his time, blood, and money into his projects. Sadly with the economy the way it is, he may have to downsize his collection. With the threat of thinning out his stock around the corner, he hired me to take some photos so he can have something to remember these works of art.

If it’s valuable to someone, then it’s worth my shutter clicks.

As I sat in the car, I was whipped back into the old days, where cars were built to last. The engine, a modern day monster roars into life. An homage to the past and tribute to the present, this beautiful machine is one of a kind.

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Bagnall’s Camera Expo

January 3rd, 2011

One of my favorite places to visit- Bagnall’s camera expo! For just 5$ you can save hundreds!

 

Looking for camera gear at low prices? Bagnall’s Photo Expo is the place to be! It takes place once a month in Buena Park, California.

Held at Brookhurst Community Center at the third Sunday of every month, this place is better than craigslist or ebay for finding that rare gem you’ve been looking for!

From Alphas to Zenit’s, Film to Digital! this expo has it all. From seminars to traders and venders! Adorama and B&H Photovideo even have agents there who will buy your used gear!

Come check it out!

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