1. This is my final photo post from my recent trip to Bolivia. Firstly this set includes three images captured during sunset on Isla Del Sol, Lake Titicaca. Next I traveled by boat up the Beni River to eventually capture yet another sunset scene of a father and son fishing. Finally I end with a photo taken while whizzing past a crowded outdoor market from a bus in Potosi. 

    This trip was a productive one. We produced 6 short films with GLP Productions, and I shot a personal project about the child miners of Potosi. These films will be available in the coming months. 

     
  2. I just returned to LA from a month long documentary trip to Bolivia. Traveling along with my friends from GLP films, we shot pieces for National Geographic, Columbia Sportswear, and a local forestry NGO. We were fortunate enough to visit La Paz, Lake Titicaca, The Uyuni Salt Flats, Rurrenabaque, The Amazon, and Santa Cruz. After my filming partners went home, I then traveled alone to Potosi to shoot a personal project. The photos from this post were all taken in my first day of La Paz. I will be posting the remainder of my photos from the trip in a subsequent post. 

     
  3. Joe, a 60 year old homeless man living on the streets of Los Angeles describes the mental struggles associated with his lifestyle.

    #JoeVagabond

     
     
  4. In December of 2013, I was testing out a new camera at an underpass near my home. The large concrete beams and cross patterned shadows made for curious enough subjects for me to learn my camera. Calling down from above a man asked, “What kind of camera is that?” The question started up a small conversation. A man I later learned to be named Mike told me about his old Pentax 35mm camera. Mike was apparently living under the underpass. He invited me up to talk more. Sensing a more exciting photo opportunity, I obliged.

    While climbing the small dirt hill to the embankment beneath the bridge, I saw Mike coming to meet me. Tall, white, and carrying a large smile, he put out his hand and introduced himself. He motioned for me to follow him to his spot, which had a few milk crates for seats. Some crates were occupied by others who populated the underpass. Mike offered me a seat while he took his spot atop a sleeping bag. Mike was by far the most talkative of the group, with the others either rarely contributing or completely distant. I knew at some point, I planned to take a photo, but the moment did not seem right. The sun was starting to set, but I needed to ingratiate myself.

    Mike got a glimmer in his eye, and asked “Do you smoke?” He rolled a small joint and then lit it. The mood lightened and the others became more conversational. I sensed that now would be the opportune moment for a photo. I pulled my camera up and isolated Mike, his headlamp still on from rolling the weed. He sat with a small smirk and gazed directly into the lens. 

    Talking with Mike and the others gave me a door into their community. For the next week I visited and photographed every day.

    #JoeVagabond

     
  5. Recently I had the opportunity to shoot some fashion photography for CARO Marketing as well as LATS Brand. It was a pleasure working with models Nicole Domecus and Andie Miller of Wilhelmina LA. These are some of my favorite images that we captured.

    We shot in the offices of LATS Brand as well as the The Classic Coffee shop. While downtown we also decided to shoot a few photos in the jewelry district of Los Angeles. Overall it was a very positive and fun experience. Keep an eye out for more fashion photography in the near future. 

     
  6. India Continued / Nepal

    These images were taken while traveling throughout India and Nepal documenting various stories. Detailed video to come. 

     
  7. Greetings from India! I’m here with my friends from GLP Films covering stories for National Geographic, NGO’s, as well as some personal projects. I’ll be here for a couple of weeks traveling from Delhi, down south to Bangalore, then back up to Jaipur. After my time with GLP films I will be headed to Nepal to pursue other projects.