Having one of those days - you know the ones where everything seems to come to a screeching halt and you feel like you’re going nowhere? For years I’ve contemplated moving out of Los Angeles but I can’t manage to get anything going opportunity wise to facilitate that. All I want more than anything is to leave here, I almost don’t even care where at this point… Oh well, just gotta keep on plugging away, there’s an exit strategy somewhere.
Life is something that’s happening all over when you’re stuck in the car…
Drive by out the car window shot, this circle pattern and color way would be my idea for Wonder Bread Lite, the other white bread.
Here’s a project Ryan Hensley and I collaborated on in Canada along with our Toronto plug, Miracle Kerr. We need to rock like this again soon.
the interconnected nature of social categorizations such as race, class, and gender as they apply to a given individual or group, regarded as creating overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage.
#producer | @miraclekerr
#director | @ryan__hensley
#starring | @abide.by.chy@ashadipaola @daethepoet@kristianokiring @ledane__@margonotea @sketattle @xomichieko
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#makeup @aihzra @ramiro_valpar
#designers @hilarymacmillan@hayleyelsaesser @clothingseparate
#assist @dawnmcain @yeahclassic@krby9 @gloriatanala
Shoutouts to my boy Ryan Hensley for letting me tag along his shoot this afternoon, always a good time and killer final product.
Once upon a time on East 7th street in what’s now known as the Art’s District of downtown Los Angeles, there was a gem of a "restaurant” named La Reyna. For all my years going there, I don’t recall ever getting the food inside, you ordered from a gas grill outside and when your order was done, you’d then go into the very abandoned looking diner interior and get your grub on. Spent many a late night recovering from twisted adventures with al pastor and asada tacos there. Unfortunately, it’s now an overpriced Hipster taco hellhole. All good things come to an end.
The great thing about street photography is you find yourself in some weird spots, that is, if you’re not shook and willing to risk it all for a shot. This is far from risking it all, but Downtown Los Angeles has some of the wildest grimiest areas I’ve ever seen. I don’t know what exactly goes on here, but I can guess. Especially since the dope boys came out and were scoping us out after I shot this. Nothing a universal “What’s Good?” headnod didn’t take care of.
Want to know why I’m so critical about art? I’ve been blessed to always be surrounded by the best in the game, which ever game they may be in. This game here is Graffiti, and it doesn’t get a whole lot better than this group of legends.
That One Time In Shibuya
Three Songs Is All You Get
Nipsey Tha Great
I’m digging this blog thing!
This is my interpretation of 80 degrees and sunny, not sure why I thought of that but there you have it. Maybe the pastels remind me of Miami. Maybe it was 80 degrees and sunny when I shot it.
It’s been months of struggling to keep up with shooting and creating material on a consistent basis, mostly because I’m over my current living situation and looking to go work abroad… Don’t get it twisted, I edit photos daily, I just haven’t shared anything in a while. Giving myself 6 more months of living in Los Angeles then I’m up and outta here for good. In the meantime, it’s time to step it up and post. Might even fire up the ol’ podcast with the homies and talk smack. All the social platforms are full of human billboard narcissists, gimmicky photos, pray for this and that, and waaaay too many life coach career experts that aren’t old enough to know shit since they’re on like their second “real” job. FOH, we’re keepin’ it 100, uncensored and real over here B!