Category Archives: Assignment

Catrina theme photoshoot 2017

Rocio dressed as a Catrina against a graffitied wall of an abandoned building

This year when I got together with my very talented friend, Mexican artist Fryda Fernandez, to create some Catrina  pictures for the “El Dia de los Muertos” (Day of the Dead) theme, she did not disappoint with her makeup creations and styling.

Fryda at the abandoned building with her own sugar skull makeup and styling.. Also at an abandoned building

This year we decided to take it outdoors on location.

Part 1 of our shoot was at  an abandoned building and Part 2 was on the grounds of my buddy Martin Sanchez’s Tios Tacos restaurant in downtown Riverside. Continue reading Catrina theme photoshoot 2017

Day of the Dead photoshoot 2016

l to r: Shelly, Ammy and Fryda in sugar skull makeup from 2016. This was indoors and in the hallway to be specific of an office building.

Every October I get together with my good friend Fryda Fernandez, a Mexican artist of extraordinary talent to collaborate on a El Dia De Los Muertos “Day of the Dead” theme photoshoot.

Many folks especially not familiar with Southern California and Mexico wrongly assume it’s a “Mexican” version of Halloween celebration. Continue reading Day of the Dead photoshoot 2016

Encore High School Holiday Festival 2016

Ms.Eleanor Bunker is silhouetted against the stained glass window of the Unitarian Church during Holiday Festival for Encore High school
Ms.Eleanor Bunker is silhouetted against the stained glass window of the Unitarian Church during Holiday Festival for Encore High school

Excitement was in the air by the time I arrived around 7:30 am last Saturday.

Dance students waiting outside the Riverside Municipal Auditorium pose for me.
Dance students waiting outside the Riverside Municipal Auditorium pose for me.

The Life Arts building, the Riverside Municipal Auditorium and the Universalist Unitarian Church of Riverside was already teeming with  staffers clad in purple t-shirts from Encore High School.

Continue reading Encore High School Holiday Festival 2016

Practice isn’t just for beginners but also seasoned practitioners

A selection of faces I've collaborated with. Some recent, some a little older., but all these were done after I left the newspaper business.
A selection of faces I’ve collaborated with. Some recent, some a little older., but all these were done after I left the newspaper business.

Over the years I’ve been extremely fortunate to have met and photographed a lot of faces.

Many of these weren’t paid jobs but just collaborations or what is frequently called “Time For Prints.” Continue reading Practice isn’t just for beginners but also seasoned practitioners

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