Wednesday, December 30, 2009

jonah















eric and deb's son. photographed in my new studio, elysian park.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

coalesce



family portrait of eric, deborah and their son jonah.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

road side tree








some trees by the side of the road in elysian park.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

labor ready






































































mostly undocumented immigrants make themselves available for work on the fringes of big box construction superstore parking lots. outcast from society, predominantly latino and well below the poverty line.

my approach in this set was to describe the undocumented work force in a way that does not explain how they interact with their work environment, but to show their physical appearance, their surface. i refrained from close ups and deviating from the formula of full body shots and spacing in order to describe the topography and subtle continuum.
general communication and contact with this community by the public seems to be avoided.
the irony is that the community is known of and called upon if needed, but otherwise ignored and stigmatized if not.

for this series i used fijifilm provia 100F 4x5 color transparency

Friday, March 27, 2009

not from India


















i used the 4x5 with some stobes and shot through a slit of foam core against this neat mural of the taj mahal for luke and teresa on their very special day. i think these are my favs

Monday, February 23, 2009

echo park avenue




















































































these were taken over the period of a month or so. a set of portraits from echo park avenue.