Sunday, December 27, 2009

From the Archive

Ive always loved the expression in this little boys face. Its always impressed me because he's staring directly into the camera, unafraid and confident.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Best of the Best

I love the folks over at SNEAKER FREAKER. They have showed me mad love. First with an online interview that hit the web earlier this year and then they covered the "Girls Got Kicks" project that Lori Lobenstine, founder of Female Sneaker Fiend and myself are working on with a 6 page spread in the last issue. Finally to wrap up the year, they asked me what my favorite shoe of 09' was. It should come as no surprise what i SELECTED.
I am not quite sure how they came to the conclusion i was from LA but none the less thank you Mafia and Woody! :)

Photo by the super talented JJC photography

Monday, December 21, 2009

New Work Part II

i linked up with the dream team again tonight, makeup artist JENNI TAY and hair stylist JUSTINA DOWNS for part two of the new portrait series. I photographed 3 new models tonight including, one of my favorite people on the planet, my twin sister VANESSA.
Big thank you to the whole famila for their help and support. This project has truly been a team effort and i am extremely grateful to everyone involved!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Chaz and Nova

I had a dope shoot this week with MC's CHAZ and NOVA. The film is getting developed but in the mean time below is a sneak peak at the shoot we did at a Sacramento recording studio. It was cold as hell in there but these guys are true professionals and worked it out with me.

Monday, December 14, 2009

New Work

I decided to continue working on the dia de los muertos portrait project for an upcoming solo show i am preparing for so i got together with the dream team, makeup artist goddess JENNI TAY and hair guru JUSTINA DOWNS. I photographed 3 new models for the project and am thrilled with the results. I am working towards including 10 new portraits for the show so if you're in Sacramento in the month of February, come down to the UPPERPLAYGOUND Store to see the final series.

Above is a photo of the homie, the talented MR. JOSH LIPPI.

Friday, December 11, 2009


I bought a pentax 67 a few week ago. i ran my first roll of film through the camera when i photographed my sis and her boo getting their pma tats. Above is one of the shots off the proof sheet. i think my contax might have some competition.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Behind the Scene

Behind the scenes at a photo shoot with The WHOOLIGAN, JESSE BOYKINS III and DEREK TAYLOR at EVE LOUNGE in San Francisco.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Official 2

Models: @Nosakhare @Jahsun80
Photographed by ME: @snapshotlopes

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Don't worry. No rabbits were harmed while photographing the models.

Monday, November 23, 2009


I recently took a little trip down to sub q, a tattoo shop in Sacramento, with my sister VANESSA and her boo, JASON. I tagged along to document the lovely couple getting PMA tattoos. My sis and Jason are some of the most positive, up beat folks I know so it was quite fitting that they got pma tattoos to match their positive out look on life.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

from the archive

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Official Sneak Peak

Shot some pictures this weekend for the homie JASON MAGGIO'S hat line, OFFICIAL. The winter collection is super cracking. Grateful to have the opportunity to work with Jason and the lovely official hat models.
Thanks fellas.
The look book drops Monday but in the mean time, here's a sneak peak

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Monday, November 16, 2009


Thursday, November 12, 2009

Rocky Rivera

Photo of the Week on MISSOMNIMEDIA

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Maria Isa

Monday, November 2, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Miss Ashleigh

Saturday, October 24, 2009


Don't be a leva and come thru to the show!!! Dope artist lineup!!! Music, Tamales, Drank, Arte, Good Vibes, cuz we like to Party all the time, Party all the time!!! (via breezy numero uno, La MOUSSY's BLOG)

Muertos, Santos, y Espiritus
Dia de los Muertos Celebration Art Show!

Sunday, November 1st


@ FiveTen Studio
831 Broadway
Oakland, CA

Hope to see y'all there!!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Latest and Greatest

Sneak Peak to the Dia de los Muertos shoot.

Makeup by the unbelievable JENNI TAY
Hair by the incredible JUSTINA DOWNS
Behind the scene photos by dope photographer MELISSA FULLER.
To see more behind the scene photos, check out Melissa's blog HERE

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Saturday, October 10, 2009


Dun Dun

Thursday, October 8, 2009


I got the opportunity to photograph the very talented duo, LOS RAKAS last week in Oakland.
These boys have an amazing sound. Their mixture of hip hop, dancehall, and plena keep me dancing and smiling. You can check these chulos out HERE.
Below are a few shots from the shoot. More to come very soon.

Thank you Dun Dun and Rico!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Monday, September 28, 2009




Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Before Part Deux