Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Copperhead Sara

7 months later.... finally got around to editing more of Sara's portraits.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Fruit Hunters

Some years ago the Children of Light mentioned that some young man had visited them and was writing a book in which they would be mentioned in. I never thought much of it until recently and out of curiosity began doing a little research, came across it then bought it on amazon! The book is called Fruit Hunters by author Adam Leith Gollner.

Without any expectations I contacted the author and shared my photos with him and explained how I've been documenting the Children of Light for years now. He was kind enough to reply and share some of his own personal research he did about them while writing his book. He also wrote a little note about my photos on his website! Click here to check it out.

Adam... thanks again! You're amazing! And so is your book!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Contest Winner

While attending Scott Kelby's Worldwide Photo Walk last weekend I learned our walk leader was having a little black & white contest on his blog. So I decided to enter last minute.. literally the last day of entry. Anyway I WON! The prize is a 16x24 gallery wrap of my photo! Check out his blog.


Thursday, July 9, 2009

Nadia y Cynthia

Some weeks ago I photographed two beautiful sisters. Nadia & Cynthia. Here's some of my favorite shots from the shoot.




Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Blog Challenge – Last Post

Well it's officially the last day of our blog challenge. I have to admit that I haven't been the best blogger but this challenge has definitely motivated me to post more regularly.

So for my last post I would like to leave you with one of my favorite shoots. Over the years I've enjoyed attending and photographing many local bands here in the valley but I've realized that I really enjoy taking portraits of musicians away from the stage. A friend of mine formally known as Spyder Johnson was the 1st musician I got to photograph. Here's some of my favorite shots from that shoot.

Spyder Johnson

Goodbye blog challenge!!!!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Carla's Interview with Me Hace Ruido

Carla Morrison was interviewed by Me Hace Ruido (well known mexican music blog). Some of the portraits I took of her before she moved to Mexico were featured in the interview!!! Bust out the google translator!!


Monday, June 22, 2009

Nadia y Cynthia

I photographed two gorgeous sisters last week. Here's one of Nadia just to get the post started. I'll be adding more of soon.


Friday, June 19, 2009

Botanical Gardens

Ari & I went to the Botanical Gardens. Here's some photos from our little fieldtrip.

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Sometimes.... I like to photograph them.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Sylvia Project

My friend Sara has these manniquinns that she replastered and made into art work for her home. Before she got started on her project I asked her to let me photograph the manniquinns. We set up in the garage and the sun was pretty much gone so I had her grab some house lamps and used that for lighting. Like usual there's never a plan and I tend to improvise alot w/stuff thats just laying around. Her name is Sylvia and her portraits were taken early 2007.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Tulip Festival - Portland

A few shots I took at the Tulip Festival in Portland while visiting my cousin & his wife earlier this year. I love that town!!!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Holly Bird

I took these portraits of my friend Holly at what has now become my one of favorite spots to shoot at. It's full of green vegetation and beautiful sun sets. Once again these photos are old news but worthy of posting.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Señora Reyes

Well over a year ago I photographed my cousin Clarissa and never managed getting around to editing her photos.. I know.. horrible!! The good news is that I'll probably be digging up old photos and editing them just to keep up with this blog challenge!

Señora Reyes

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

World Wide Photo Walk

Last year the art director from my work and I participated in Scott Kelby's Worldwide Photo Walk and we'll be attending again this year! We've signed up for the walk in Prescott.. it's a good excuse to be in somewhat cooler temperatures for the day. Unfortunately, it's at full capacity (sorry Garza) but they have 22 spots open in the Phoenix one just click on the link above if you're interested in being part of it. To make a long story short the event is open to anyone as long as you register and secure a spot in time and you meet w/the group that day and walk around and take photographs. Then everyone posts their pictures on flickr and winner are chosen. This event takes place ALL over the world its really neat and interesting to see all the amazing results from the walk. Here's a couple shots from last years walk.

Alley in Prescott

Prescott Buscaderos

Monday, June 1, 2009

1st Post: Old Photos

I'm taking part of a blog challenge and today is the official start date! If anyone is interested in participating please email me the link to your blog and it will be added to Awesome Blogs. There's no prizes but I've nomitated Jess & Jeremy to host a "blogparty" at the end of the challenge lol!

So here's my first official post for the challenge. These photographs were taken about a year ago at Boo's Warehouse in downtown Phoenix. A huge group of photographers (AZ Strobists) got together that day and we all shot at the same location.

"Mr. Pants" - A gentlemen who happened to be on location when we were shooting. I don't know his real name but he introduced himself as Mr. Pants.

"Pregnant Jeza" - My cousin Jezabel was my model for the shoot that day.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Darkroom Prints

I've joined a blog challenge w/some friends so in the spirit of posting something every day you will be seeing alot of old photos. With that said here's some old darkroom prints from a photo class I took at MCC years ago.

"Sere Mi Madre" - Portrait of my aunt Tere (left) & cousin Jezabel (right). Look closely at the hands and you'll notice its not a mirror she's looking into. We shot this in my garage in the middle of the summer and used a glass to give the mirror effect.

"Violeta" - Portrait of my sister. This was shot in Puerto Peñasco.

"Untitled" - Photograph taken in Jerome, AZ.

"Mi Sombrita" - I was trying to take Ari's picture but she was too distracted by her shadow.