Thursday, December 29, 2011

Nothing but HEART

My sister Vanessa opened her online store! Yeah buddy! Heart Boutique is now online and I couldn't be more proud of her. She's been working on the site for a few months so its amazing to see it come into fruition. We worked together to create the holiday look book for the site. It was dfinately a family affair.  My Aunt Isabel, owner of Belleza Salon did the hair and our grade school friend Monica did the makeup. Please check out the site HERE.  Or if you are in Sacramento, visit her store on 19th and Capitol.  Go Heart!

Thursday, December 22, 2011


Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

From the Archive

Monday, December 5, 2011

J. Pinder

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


A few weeks ago I got up at dawn and took a little trip with my dad as he delivered pet food on his weekly route. I don't spend much time with my dad so I figured it would be a fun idea to come along one day. He suggested I come along on a Monday because it's his most scenic route. Turns out it is also his longest.  He starts at 6am and finishes up at 8pm.  My dad is a real people person and he loves animals so he doesn't mind the long days because he enjoys what he does.
We spent most of the ride talking about music (to my surprise he likes Wesin and Yandel) and national parks (one of his routes is not far from the grand canyon.)  While we talked I managed to snap a few photos. I wasn't sure how my dad would react to me photographing him so I didn't shoot as much as I would have liked but I'll definitely be going back.  I don't think he minded the camera and I really enjoyed hanging out with him.

Monday, November 28, 2011


I've joined the Instagram club! Ahhh, yeah. Follow me at Snapshotlopes
That's pretty much my screen name for everything. Twitter, Instant Messanger, email and now... instagram. Shot out to Trevor Traynor for hooking me up with his old iphone.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Friday, October 7, 2011

Water and Earth

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Girls Got Kicks in Sacramento!

The Girls Got Kicks Book tour will stop in Sacramento at my lovely sister Vanessa's boutique, HEART!
If you are in town, please stop by. Would love to see you! 

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

We're coming to SF

SF homies, hope to see you here.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I got 99 problems but my kicks aint one

What I loved most about working on the book, GIRLS GOT KICKS, was getting to meet and photograph some really amazing women.  Below are some sample pages of these great gals and their shoes. 
If you'd like to pick up you own copy, you can get one  HERE

Girls Got Kicks

I am back from a week spent on the east coast celebrating the release of the first ever photo book dedicated to Girls with a passion for Sneakers.  Lori Lobenstine, founder of the site Female Sneaker Fiend, and I have been quietly working on this project for the last 2+ years so its amazing to see the project come into fruition. Below are some images from the book tour events. To see additional images and get more info about the tour please check out the site, Girls Got Kicks HERE.
Lori and I with New York cities own, Bobbito Garcia. Photo by Trevor Traynor

Don't sleep on the ladies. Photo by Rashawn Austin

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Girls Got Kicks: Boston

The Girls Got Kicks book tour hits Boston's very own Bodega.  Hope to see you there!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Girls Got Kicks NYC!

"Arguably the birthplace of sneaker culture, New York City is certainly home to the most sneaker fiends represented in Girls Got Kicks! From the photobooth and double dutch at the classic FSF barbecue, to the largest FSF street team in the world, to sneaker-inspired artists including Claw, Vashtie, Toofly, Married to the Mob, Fetti, Pinkeye, JenOne, and more...
Come get your book signed, meet the author and photographer, chill to good music, and check out the latest at Goliath, New York's only female-owned sneaker boutique!"  - 

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Black Star

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Everything is Everything

The incomparable, Miss Lauryn Hill. Rock the Bells 2011. SF

Rock the Bells Assisting

I spent this Saturday at Rock the Bells with Trevor Traynor, assisting him as he shot back stage portraits of the performers.  Here he is shooting a shot of Joe Budden getting a hair cut before he goes on stage.  Joe was really nice and got a kick out of the set up. 

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


I came across a painting the other day that was based on a photo I shot of my sister for Mama Clothing's Mi Vida Loca campaign.

I reach out to the artist to see how he found the work and it turns out the artist is none other than Miami Ink tattoo artist Luke Wessman. Cool! Luke was nice enough to email back and told me that he had used the painting as a reference for a tattoo he created for one of his clients. Below is the photo the painting is based on along with a shot of the guy who will forever have my sister tattooed on his stomach. :)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Monday, August 15, 2011


Friday, August 12, 2011

Tierra & Agua Zine

The zines Trevor and I created sold out at our opening last week at Pictopia. In case you missed it, please check out the video.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The Adirondacks

Monday, August 8, 2011

Berlin: C.O.P. Guide to Etiquette

I'm participating in a group show put on by the lovely ladies of C.O.P. magazine.
 If you are in Berlin, please stop by and snap some photos for me. :)

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Hell Yeah!

I shot a fashion story for the Australian magazine,  HELL YEAH. The shoot, produced by the lovely ladies of  M.I.S.S. Crew,  Gabriella Davi 'Khorasanee and Liz Baca, was a blast to work on.