Neeraj, guitarist for Hope Conspiracy and Beginners
Honor, keyboardist for Beginners
Honor & Neeraj
Jason Walker, drummer for Empty Palace
Jenny, singer of Neighborhood Brats
Stephanie from Mute Swans
Patrick, singer of Empty Palace
Jason Walker, drummer from Empty Palace
Thomas, guitarist from Empty Palace
Karl, bassist from Empty Palace
Jesse, keyboardist from Empty Palace
Patrick, singer in Empty Palace
Jason Walker, drummer in Empty Palace
Karl, bassist in Empty Palace
Jesse, keyboardist in Empty Palace
Neeraj, guitarist in BEGINNERS
Girls Eating Food in My Kitchen
I eat to live, not live to eat. My fridge is barren…almond milk and cat food and film take up most of the space. Growing up with health problems has forced my strained relationship with food and dealing with this ambivalence towards eating has been a trying process... I wanted to explore these feelings, so I decided to photograph girls eating the food at my house on the day of their shoot. The subjects had no choice in the matter...they had to eat whatever was in my fridge that morning.
Tania, Apartment 203
Jessalyn, Apartment 203
Jules, Apartment 203
Marisa, Apartment 203
Sydney, Apartment 203
Stacie, Apartment 203
LL No.2, Apartment 203
LL, Apartment 203, Apartment 203
Murphy and Wonderbunny, Apartment 203
Cat Gangs of East L.A.
Near the 6th St. bridge in Boyle Heights, there is a cat gang that rules the streets. They roll 20 deep and are pretty damn cute, however, these are still wild animals. I witnessed 5 kittens tear apart a bird and drag it under the 6th street bridge, and an hour later, watched the same kittens nap and play under the streetlights. Mike, a guy that lives inside the bridge column, feeds the cats every day at 5pm.
I’m intrigued by the fine line between wild animal and domesticated pet. This will be an ongoing documentary, and I will be adding to it throughout the next year.
July 8th, 2014: Chowing down on some tuna fish.
July 8th, 2014: The only cat gang member that came out tonight.
Awkward and Not-So-Awkward Couples
I love the contrariness of couples who are happy and in love, but with a glaring reminder that we all have our respective problems. I suppose it’s a reflection of how much I love those awkward moments in a relationship because they are painfully humbling. Those moments can cause a disconnect that make people feel powerless, vulnerable and disheartened, but without those disconnects, couples sometimes become content. Nothing more, nothing less, just neutral coexistence. Each couple took one Polaroid. They were allotted one Polaroid as a challenge to both me and them. The couples had a single chance to demonstrate that awkward moment, which put the pressure on them, creating obvious tension and natural awkwardness.
Jacklyn and Andrew
Jacklyn Von Treskow, Art Studio Manager, and Andrew, Warehouse Manager, dating since some month in 2008.
David and Zi Duke
David, Concept Design, and Zi Duke, Graphic Designer, dating since 2004.
Wonderbunny & Jason Walker
Danielle K. Wonderbunny, Photographer, and Jason Walker, Musician, dating since October 2011.
Evan and Sana
Evan, Photographer, and Sana, Creative Director, dating since 2011.
Adam and Jessalyn
Adam, Songwriter, and Jessalyn, Singer, dating since June, 2012.
Tania and Seb
Tania, Comic Book Artist/Writer, and Seb, Audio Engineer/Musician, dating since February, 2012.
Brittany and Steve
Brittany, Registered Nurse, and Steve, Television Producer, dating since 2009.
Davey & Net
Davey, Mechanic, and Net, Makeup Artist, dating since 2007.
Milissa and Mike Myles
Milissa, SVP of Photography, and Mike Myles, Director of Digital Content, together since 1997.
Barbie G. and Barbie
Jason Barbagelott, Photographer, and Barbie, Chef, dated 2011-2013.
Stacie & Bretsky
Stacie, Wedding/Portrait Photographer, and Bretsky, Photojournalist, dating since April 2010, married in 2014.
Bryan and Val
Bryan, Failed Musician, and Val, Chef, dated in 2011.
Chris and Waldo
Chris, Project Coordinator, and Waldo, rescue dog, partners in crime since June 2012.
Marisa and Nate
Marisa, Actress, and Nate, Graphic/Web Designer, dated 2009-2013.
Tanya and Emmett
Tanya, Student, and Emmett, Project Manager, dating since July 2012.
Dan and Kyla
Dan, Audio Engineer/Production Sound Head, and Kyla, Commercial Production, dated March 2012-2013.
Lindsay St. Antoine and Patrick
Lindsay St. Antoine, Nanny, and Patrick, Musician, dated July 2012-2013.
Alex and Erik
Alex, VP of Publicity, and Eric, Data Collector, dating since 2008.
Zach and Christina
Zach, Photographer, and Christina, Massage Therapist, dated 2009-2014.
Mary and George
Mary, Plant Ecologist, and George, Musician, married 2010-2014.
Irena and ------
Irena, Model/Actress, and some guy chatting her up for the last 10 minutes.
Victoria and Daniel
Victoria, Music Technology Marketing, and Daniel, Photographer/Designer, dating since August, 2011, now engaged.