Al Partanen shot for HUCK Magazine UK, Long Beach, CA 2014
For the current issue of HUCK Magazine which is curated by Ed Templeton, I got to shoot portraits of skateboarder Al Partanen. He invited me down to Long Beach where he tried to skate in a windstorm and then we got some beers.. super fun times with a very cool and talented guy.

Al Partanen shot for HUCK Magazine UK, Long Beach, CA 2014

For the current issue of HUCK Magazine which is curated by Ed Templeton, I got to shoot portraits of skateboarder Al Partanen. He invited me down to Long Beach where he tried to skate in a windstorm and then we got some beers.. super fun times with a very cool and talented guy.

Sergio Flores in El Monte, Calif
Last week I shot a great portrait assignment for MSNBC about how cities are challenging deportation policies. The subject was Sergio Flores who like many others have faced ICE’s (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) deportation dragnet which can result in folks with spotless criminal records face the prospect of deportation, often over minor infractions. Please checkout the great piece by Amanda Sakuma here.
An aggressive campaign by ICE – called Secure Communities – to uproot undocumented criminals from within communities has instead led to a dramatic uptick in deportations of families like Flores’s who have spotless records. Under the program, local cops act as immigration agents and send fingerprints from people arrested or booked into custody to cross-check with immigration databases. They are asked to detain inmates for an extended period to buy time for federal immigration officials to take over custody, based solely on the person’s immigration status.
But a growing number of major cities are refusing to cooperate, undermining the controversial immigration program, which launched under President George W. Bush and was expanded by President Obama.
Los Angeles is one of the latest cities to stop directing undocumented immigrants toward deportations, joining Las Vegas, Washington, D.C., Miami, Philadelphia and more than 140 other counties in defying Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Sergio Flores in El Monte, Calif

Last week I shot a great portrait assignment for MSNBC about how cities are challenging deportation policies. The subject was Sergio Flores who like many others have faced ICE’s (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) deportation dragnet which can result in folks with spotless criminal records face the prospect of deportation, often over minor infractions. Please checkout the great piece by Amanda Sakuma here.

An aggressive campaign by ICE – called Secure Communities – to uproot undocumented criminals from within communities has instead led to a dramatic uptick in deportations of families like Flores’s who have spotless records. Under the program, local cops act as immigration agents and send fingerprints from people arrested or booked into custody to cross-check with immigration databases. They are asked to detain inmates for an extended period to buy time for federal immigration officials to take over custody, based solely on the person’s immigration status.

But a growing number of major cities are refusing to cooperate, undermining the controversial immigration program, which launched under President George W. Bush and was expanded by President Obama.

Los Angeles is one of the latest cities to stop directing undocumented immigrants toward deportations, joining Las Vegas, Washington, D.C., Miami, Philadelphia and more than 140 other counties in defying Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Los Angeles, CA 2013

Los Angeles, CA 2013

Mike, San Diego, CA 2013

Mike, San Diego, CA 2013

Denise, San Diego, CA 2014

Denise, San Diego, CA 2014

Serena, San Diego, CA 2014

Serena, San Diego, CA 2014

Moglie and Lo, San Diego, CA 2014

Moglie and LoSan Diego, CA 2014

Ty $ for The FADER Issue 92, Fresno and Los Angeles, CA

For the current issue of The FADER Magazine - I followed rapper Ty Dolla Sign and his crew from LA to Fresno and back again. Please checkout more at my site.

4th of July, Los Angeles, CA 2014

4th of July, Los Angeles, CA 2014

San Diego, CA 2013

San Diego, CA 2013

From the series California Winter, San Diego CA 2014

From the series California Winter, San Diego CA 2014

From the series California Winter, San Diego CA 2014

From the series California Winter, San Diego CA 2014

From the series California Winter, San Diego CA 2014

From the series California Winter, San Diego CA 2014

Hey folks, I’m excited to share a new project I’ve been working on in San Diego called California Winter. For more info please follow the gallery link below and it would be awesome if you could help share it around. Hope your all well!

California Winter

Los Angeles, CA 2013

Los Angeles, CA 2013