Spring into Summer ’21

Here are some film photos shot using my Olympus OM2-N between April to July 2021. Fujifilm Fujicolor 200 has been my go-to roll over the past year. These were shot all over San Diego from Barrio Logan to Hillcrest, Del Mar Fair, Little Italy, and more! ENJOY!

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San Diego Drag Excellence

San Diego Pride just so happens to take place this weekend, so what better time to share these photos than now?

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Palm Canyon

I just wanted to share some photos of my “location crush,” Palm Canyon, located here in San Diego at Balboa Park. It’s one of the many trails that run through the park, but this one in particular just so happens to be my favorite visually. I’ve been obsessed with this location since I first laid eyes on it almost a decade ago. I have this thing for palm trees, and Palm Canyon just so happens to have over 50 different species of them!!! It could be a Californian thing. It could be because I’m an earth sign (♑️). Who knows, but the obsession is REAL.

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Seeing San Diego

It’s been a minute, but I have some good news! Some of my photography was recently featured in Black SD Magazine’s April Issue, my first printed publication! I couldn’t be more excited to be featured alongside so many other examples of black excellence we have here in San Diego. The feature is titled “See San Diego Through Their Lenses,” featuring myself and the very talented Angela Ledyard.

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OB Meets Venice

Some of the best photos that I’ve ever shot are the spontaneous ones, and even the ones I doubted I’d like at all. This was a different situation, mostly user error, but more on that later… The cars in these photos caught my eye while I was wandering through Ocean Beach a few weeks ago, and the palms you see in the bottom were shot from my hotel balcony in Venice Beach, California, just three nights ago.

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One morning in La Jolla

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B.T.S. with B.Towner Photography

I recently had the chance to collaborate with my friend Brandon of B. Towner Photography and gorgeous model Yamillette Flores. B. is a veteran, like myself, who has discovered a love of shooting environmental fashion portraits. Personally, I’ve always loved fashion photography. I still subscribe to printed magazines like Vogue, and Harper’s Bazaar just to see the fashion photography editorials. Gucci ads are always my favorite because I never know what to expect (see examples below).

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To Grandpa Ralph, Love, Jazzmine

To anyone grieving a loss this holiday season, know that my heart is with yours. This year was my first Christmas/birthday without my Grandpa Ralph, who passed away earlier this year in September. Since I could remember, my grandparents have always been the first people I’ve talked to every Christmas morning, but things were different this year. I called my grandma, and that’s when reality hit. It’s an adjustment for all of us, but I feel for my grandmother the most since they were together for 60+ years (could you imagine being with one person for that long???!).

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I don’t always shoot film, but…

….. when I do I forget what’s on the roll.

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hide n seek

I recently shared some of my digital photos from my Tulum trip on my Instagram. It took me the longest time to figure out how and when I would fit them into my feed because, you know, aesthetic *hard eye roll*

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