1. What is something not too many people know about you?
I'm a pretty simple guy. I'm a former pro skateboarder, I'm a professional photographer, I own a women's shapeware brand in the UK, and I run a PR company in Los Angeles. I'm also partner in a few other brands. That pretty much sums it up. Plus I like long walks in the park ha ha!
2. What are your biggest passions or hobbies?
Well my passions and hobbies I made my work. When I was a kid I knew what I wanted to do as a young kid and that was see the world. When I was 16 I started to tour as an amateur skateboarder and I got hooked. Since then I've toured non stop over the world skating and shooting so I turned both my loves into my business.
3. What are your goals for the future?
My goals are to continue as I’m doing to build, create, educate, and teach through my art.
4. What is your definition of success?
My definition of success is very simple. If you can wake up the next morning you have already succeeded because what ever your situation you have an opportunity to fix or expand what ever your idea or plan is.
5. Tell us something about the projects you're working on.
I’m working on a few projects. One being the series I shot in the California State Prisons. I was one of a few photographers allowed inside to shoot the inmates freely. Also by being a former pro skateboarder we were allowed to bring skateboards inside and let the inmates skate. Never done before. All thanks to my good friend Dennis Martinez. Truly amazing images. 2nd is my project in Norway. I was shooting in Norway early this month and had a chance to shoot at the Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo. It’s the largest sculpture park in the world. Truly amazing. Numerous pieces done by one artist over decades. I contacted the estate of Gustav Vigeland because I want to do a special project shooting and showcasing his work around the world through my images at museums and galleries. 3rd. I have a photography book coming out with Jay Adams . Very powerful stuff. I’m really excited about it.
Featured: Pork Chop, Chuey Quintanar, Sly and Baby Cruz, Chris Brown, Gustav Vigeland, Inmate Skateboarding inside Chuckawalla California State Prison