WHY MUST THEY ASPIRE TO WHITENESS: SIA AS MISTY COPELAND

I think most women are appreciative of the body positivity movement that has gained traction over the last decade; I’ve seen very few who don’t understand how damaging it can be for a woman to only see the very thin represented in media and fashion. The need to represent body types of all kinds is…

ARC, SANTA MONICA PIER & STATIONARY BIKES: PEDALING FOR A CAUSE

I recently moved from the San Francisco Bay Area to Los Angeles and my first week out here I found myself standing on the Santa Monica pier surrounded by ex-felons and I couldn’t imagine spending my day any other way. I had the pleasure of being asked by the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) to photograph Pedal…

REVAMPED SHIRTS AND A WARM MEAL: ARC MEMBERS HELPING THE COMMUNITY

The Anti-Recedivism Coalition¬†was founded by Scott Budnick¬†(producer of Hangover), with the purpose of offering support services and opportunities to ambitious individuals who are transitioning into the pursuit of education, employment, activism and volunteerism after exiting the justice system. Services offered by ARC include housing, college instruction, job opportunities, therapy, enrichment retreats and workshops, and more….

Documenting Difference-makers: Youth Mental Health Forum

On occasion I am lucky enough to be hired to capture events and individuals that are making a difference in our community, advocating for important causes and participating in civic duties. I’ve provided service for the Lincoln Child Center several times. This organization has been serving children for about a century. On this particular day,…