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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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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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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East Jesus

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Escape to Tulum

I recently traveled to Tulum, Mexico, for a much-needed getaway… Yes, in the middle of a pandemic. Like mostly everyone else in California, I had been inside since mid-March. I hadn’t planned on traveling until at least next summer. I consider myself an “extroverted-introvert”: I enjoy my own company, but I like the option to go out and do things and be around other people as needed. Having no choice but being stuck at home for months, combined with nonstop bad news of the world, was starting to eat away at my mental health.

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Salvation Mountain

Salvation Mountain was the first stop along my day-trip to Niland earlier this year. I previously shared photos from my visit to East Jesus located further down the road in Slab City. I actually discovered this location through Instagram. I’d seen many stunning photoshoots done here, so I figured it would be a visually appealing place to check out.

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