Wednesday, June 19, 2013


Grateful to my homies The Park for introducing me to such a lovely soul. Darondo was a beautiful spirit. His music and energy will be missed. 

Thursday, June 13, 2013

In Art Eye Trust

Photo by Trevor Traynor

I have been a fan of Estevan Oriol's work since I was a student at SFSU.  I use to spend time between classes reading magazines at my neighborhood Borders Book Store and his images were always the ones I gravitated to because he has an unmatched ability to pull so much emotion from his subjects. When I moved to LA in 07', he took me on as an intern. While assisting him, I had the opportunity to work on some pretty epic shoots with people like 50cent, Kim Kardashian, and Travis Barker. I learned so much watching Estevan work. Most importantly to always stay true to your own artist vision and that you don't need a bunch of tricks and effects to connect with a subject and make an epic portrait.

Last week I got to photograph him in the LA river as part of a new project I am working on called "In Art Eye Trust." It was an honor to have the opportunity to photograph someone whose work I truly admire and respect. Thanks for your time Estevan! More images and details about the project coming soon.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Brooklyn and Boyle

One of my images was recently featured in the latest issue of the art magazine, Brooklyn and Boyle. The magazine can be picked up around Los Angeles or read on their site,
Thanks so much for including me Abel!
Ashley, shot in San Francisco for Mama Clothing. Viva Miss Crew!