Saturday, February 22, 2014

Senior Portraits 2014 Los Angeles USC Portrait Photographer

I am photographing senior portraits yet again! Last year I had the pleasure of photographing several wonderful people and cannot wait for portrait season this year.
Some of last year's favorites:

Contact me for information. I look forward to working with you!

Photographically yours,


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

IMAGINE DRAGONS at the Forum. Inglewood Los Angeles Concert Photographer

My Valentine's Day was EPIC. I spent it photographing the Imagine Dragons concert at the newly renovated Forum in Los Angeles (technically Inglewood neighborhood). I was up against the stage in this giant arena. Not only are Imagine Dragons insanely talented, but their music is inspirational, emotional and uplifting (as well as danceable). Definitely a refreshing sound in the music world.

Here's the text of the reporting I did for Neon Tommy, USC's digital journalism outlet:

To quote Imagine Dragons, "the last year has been a wild ride".

The Grammy award-winning band took the stage at the newly renovated Forum in Inglewood, California on Friday.

The band came out with lots of energy and the crowd went wild. The musical performance was stellar, and it was accompanied with a lights and multimedia display. The band was humble and appreciative of the crowd's support; this was stated directly by frontman Dan Reynolds as he thanked Los Angeles for always being a home to him.

The Las Vegas native repeatedly gazed out at the audience in what appeared to be gratitude and disbelief. Dan's reaction to the crowd and reception of praise made my night.

The band maintained its energy throughout the night. Reynolds made repeat visits to the crowd on both sides of the stage and hopped down into the pit during "It's Time". Balloons filled with confetti were thrown into the crowd during "On Top of the World", which were subsequently popped by Reynolds or audience members. They closed the show with Radioactive.

The Naked and Famous opened for Imagine Dragons. Alisa Xayalith's vocals were spot-on, as were Thom Powers' as well as his guitar playing. Nico Vega opened before The Naked and Famous.
Imagine Dragons formed five years ago in Las Vegas, Nevada. They put out two EPs before their current album, which has skyrocketed on the charts in the past year and given them rise to their current fame. During Friday night's show, they played a song, "Cha Ching," that they wrote during their first year together as a band.

I have photos of Nico Vega and The Naked and Famous as well. Stay Tuned!

Photographically yours,


Saturday, February 8, 2014

A Weekend Away & Some Nature Photography

It's been a joy being at a friend's home for the weekend. Here are some pictures I took on a walk today while location-scouting for my cinema class. Enjoy!

A weeping-willow-like tree with pods.

Some yummy looking berries.

 The AT&T bars in tree form.

I LOVED the natural light coming through these leaves! Look at that contrast and the way it brings out the veins. 

And a little abstract impressionism for you.

Photographically Yours,


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Malia at Tommy's Place Los Angeles Concert Photographer

Last Friday, I had the immense pleasure of photographing the beautiful and talented Malia Civetz at the USC performance venue Tommy's Place. Malia is a powerhouse vocalist. Her energy onstage and funky grooves had the crowd dancing and singing along through her set. From Stevie Wonder and MJ to some extremely catchy originals (that could easily go Top 40 if released), the song choice was as prime as the performance. Enjoy some photographs below!

 Justin Klunk kills it on the sax, while Jonathan Sim holds it down on guitar.

 I love the streams of light in this image!

Malia was backed up by her equally talented and rockin' band consisting of Karina DePiano, India Pascucci, Rowdy Kanarek, Jonathan Sim, Casey Barth, Danny Wirick, Michael Armstrong, Justin Klunk and Gabe Martin. Each of these musicians is talented, kind, and a joy to be around. Keep doing what you love!

Speaking of love, I absolutely love the song, "End of the Road" written by Casey Barth and performed by Malia. She sang it at this show and I haven't been able to get it out of my head since. Watch out for this upcoming songwriter.

Peace, love & photos,


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