My brother moved to Portland over three years ago. He always had a mixed review of living in the city and once my trip was over, I understood everything. There's something really odd about the "weirdness" of Portland. In short, we are all weird but Frank is the wrong kind of weird for Portland. There he's actually considered a "bro". When he told me that this happening to him, ... Read More
Brawny is one of those guys who's just genuinely nice. He just has this unique vibe about him; warm and inviting, rough around the edges and cool as hell. His shop is exactly how you'd imagine it to be. Eclectic tunes were pumping the entire time from a small speaker on a shelf. As soon as I arrived, I had to take 10 minutes to just look around and see what kind of ... Read More
Masai McDougall, Esq.
I must have met Masai three or four years ago when he first showed up at the jiu jitsu gym after moving to Long Beach. For me, it was one of those things where I felt a connection almost immediately. From our hard and fast rolls on the mats to talking shit in the locker room, I've had a good time getting to know him beyond the four walls of the gym. I remember once we got so ... Read More
Angela Almaguer | Salud
Back at Angela's birthday party, I asked if I could photograph her at her new location before it opens to the public. For years, Salud has been selling juice on 4th and Cherry just a few spots down from the intersection. In a very short time, they are going to move to the much larger corner location and begin offering an expanded menu. Needless to say, people are pretty pumped ... Read More
Last weekend, Cory threw a bday party for Angela at his smash pad on Dawson. It had all the makings of a good time. The booze was flowing, the mariachis were loud and the tacos were fire. Instead of getting a car when she turned 16, her Dad made her wait until 31. He cruised up late to the party in red K5 Blazer that he surprised her with. 10 minutes later It was time for ... Read More