2017 has started out with a bang! I just shot O.C. Weekly‘s Special issue People 2017. I shot 29 people in 28 days and a whirlwind of a shoot. An extra special thanks to Dustin Ames and everyone at O.C. Weekly for putting this issue together. Issues like this are why I love photography. A portrait is one of the most personal things you can do with someone. In order to do it well at all you need to know your subject, talk with them and understand them. So I just had 29 amazing conversations while I sneak a peak behind the curtain of artists, writers, politicians, and a legendary dancer.
I picked a few of the shots to display here. The issue is on stands and it’s FREE so go grab an issue.
Jeff Garvin, Young Adult Author
Izabella Alvarez, Child Actress
Donald McKayle, Modern Dance Legend
Ray Heimstra, Water Activist & Director of Programs at Orange County Coastkeeper
Jennifer McGrath, Former HB City Attorney Turned Marijuana Activist
Burritos La Palma, Restaurant
My shoot note read “Best damn food truck on the planet :)”. And they were correct. Minutes after meeting Lauren, she fed me burritos and there was so much flavor, it made my body shake. Truly great food.
Patti McGee, First Female Pro Skater
Pamelina Hovnatanian, Fender Artist & Designer
These are only a small selection from the magazine. I will post more! Stay tuned.