The camera's eye

I first got into journalism through photography. After spending college running the art department's darkroom, I started going to concerts and photographing the shows. With my camera in tow, I'd get to the front row to get a close-up view of all the action onstage. Then editors also asked me to write too. So I'd shoot and write about the shows. Making words and images at the same time became a regular thing for me, eventually evolving into documentary producing. 

REPORTAGE

Noah Purifoy's Sculpture garden.
Photographed for "Junk Dada: The Stories Behind Noah Purifoy's Joshua Tree Sculptures" - published on Artbound, September 22, 2015.


Linda Vista Hospital VIsit
Photographed for "Wherein We Force Our Writer to Hang Out in an Abandoned Hospital… with Teenagers!!!" - published on Los Angeles Magazine, October 13, 2013. 

I spent hours after midnight with teenagers who were exploring an abandoned, and possibly haunted, hospital in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. It was a promotional event for the television show American Horror Story, and it was slightly terrifying.