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In Photography on January 19, 2011 at 4:52 pm

In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning

In College, Local, Photography on October 12, 2010 at 6:52 pm

I don’t know what strange gene is responsible for my irresistible urge to shoot bizarre photography. Some might call it ADD.

The other night, I decided to go on a little field trip. My initial goal was to take pictures of hobos, however, to my extreme disdain, I couldn’t find any.

San Diego’s Ocean Beach must have a large nocturnally migratory homeless population. This is the only explanation I can attribute to the lack of usual street urchins that slump themselves into parking lot corners of OB and resemble sand bags.

But, not to worry, homeless people are not the only ones who wander the streets late at night in populated cities. If you were under this impression than you certainly forgot about the wine-o’s, Rastafarians, club hoppers, bizarre middle-aged couples who look like they regularly share cocaine, tatted up dudes with a contempt for authority, and your standard “ball twirler” guys who all wander the streets.

It took hard work to change these peoples skepticism of my photography. One alcohol-saturated individual- who’s portrait would have been the absolute gem of my pilgrimage, gracefully declined (“get that f***ing camera away from me before I kill you”) my attempts at capturing his essence through the lens. Despite the absence of this charming mans contribution to the album, I hope you enjoy the fruits of my labor.

Christian is an interesting fellow.

When I expressed interest in his tattoos, he was quick to bust out this bad boy. On his calf is the name of his son. I always said contrast was good for a person…

Contrast?

Typical.

I was hesitant to let him ride my bike at first.

Most likely a crack head.

Graffiti.

Some Good Ones

In Photography on August 13, 2010 at 7:01 pm

A photography post is overdue, here are some of my favorites that you might not have seen yet. The caption for each photo lies below it, not above it. Basically I’m just trying to inform you that this is not a caption. Its not even really an introduction… what am I doing?

The word “slang” is the first think that comes to mind when I see this picture. No, I’m not talking about the noun that describes an informal type of speech, even though the word “slang” is slang for sell, does that make sense? Who cares… I want some crack cocaine. Wait what?

Excessinsecur? No, I’m not out to portray an emotion through some artistic approach. If this picture “means something to you” then that’s great, but I just think it looks cool.

This parking garage smelled like fish and hobo urine.

Behold Daewon Song, not only does he rip (named skateboarder of the year by Thrasher magazine), he is one of the nicest people I have ever met from skateboarding.

Channel street. Nuf said.

Maurice

In Local, Photography on August 1, 2010 at 5:17 am

 

He fixes my surfboards.

Call him at 310 615-1008 or 310 702-0040 if you need a board fixed and you live in LA.

E3

In Media, Photography on July 28, 2010 at 4:47 pm

 

2nd Times a Charm

In Local, Photography on July 5, 2010 at 4:54 pm

My sister is an animal fanatic, so naturally she would be the one to capture an injured hawk and keep it as a house pet. The first time this bird showed up at the house, it was dismissed as a freakish occurrence, however, once it showed up again we knew it was injured.

From this picture you can CLEARLY see that it is a bird of prey and that if it had the chance, it would bite through your finger like a damn toothpick. It currently resides in … my bathroom, and is fed a steady diet of dead mice that are choked to death in my sink.

Streetball

In Photography on July 5, 2010 at 6:33 am

 

The Crust

In Photography on July 4, 2010 at 5:46 pm

 

The Cobweb

In Photography on July 4, 2010 at 5:34 pm

 

The Crab

In Photography on July 4, 2010 at 5:19 pm

Redondo Pier, California- this fellow is on death row in his tank.