As National Hispanic Heritage month starts to come to an end, I begin to reflect on my role within my community and of everything it’s taken to get where I am at today. Now, I’m not just speaking just career-wise, but what my own family had to undergo to get where we are, Read More

    Last night at Yerba Buena High School in San Jose, California. Went out for an interesting Pow Wow run by the American Indian Alliance. It was good to see my good old friend and medicine man, Ron Pinkman, give the opening speech along with sacred song. I usually tend to photograph and, Read More

  Equipment: Canon 5D Mark III, with 24-105 & 50mm lenses Canon Speedlite 430EX II SMDV DIFF60 Speedbox Diffuser Source 4 Par Light (with various filters) Reflector I’ve been wanting to work with long time friend and artist Renee Batres for a while. We go back to high school, and we’ve gone our separate, Read More

Yesterday I had the awesome opportunity of photographing a good friend of mine.  She is a Coastanoan Ohlone and Chumash California Native, artist and indigenous activist Kanyon Sayers-Roods (Hahashkani, Coyote Woman). Her and her family live in Indian Canyon, southwest of Hollister, and is the only federally recognized indian territory/country along western California from Santa, Read More

  “Lonely as God and white as a winter moon.” –Joaquin Miller In 1904, JC Brown, a British prospector, was hired by the Lord Cowdray Mining Company in London, to search for possible locations where gold deposits may be located in Northern California. By his own account, while investigating around Mount Shasta, he noticed, Read More

Woke up around 3:30am to drive to San Francisco to drop off my fiance Denise and her sister for the race. I had a few moments to waste so I walked around the pier and started taking some pictures and footage. It was very long morning but these women sure could run! It was pretty, Read More

School days Growing up I was a very different child. I recall several class visits to public libraries nearby, while all the other children went on to choose age-appropriate books, I would be in the other side of the library in the occult section browsing through subjects from cryptozoology to paranormal phenomena. In third grade we, Read More