Thursday, June 25, 2009

Looking Ahead

I photographed Ricky on the afternoon of his high school graduation. Something that made this photo session special is that a family friend generously offered to pay for the photography as a gift, and it was done anonymously. This is a shot that his father suggested because he wanted to see Ricky "looking ahead", into his life after high school.

Sunday, June 14, 2009


The Lakers have done it again! They have won the NBA championship for the 15th time in franchise history by beating Orlando, 4 games to one. Kobe Bryant not only won his fourth title, but also took home the MVP award for the championship series. Congratulations, Lakers!

Photo by Getty Images

On a sidenote, the celebration in L.A. began tonight shortly after the Lakers won in Orlando, Florida. Crowds developed in different parts of Los Angeles in what should be a fun time for Lakers fans. But, of course, the loser thugs who manage to crawl out like roaches and try to riot instead of celebrate have once again crashed the party. Is it really necessary to throw rocks & trash cans, light fires, fight and try to overturn police vehicles? I would love it if L.A.'s police chief gave the OK to open fire on these idiots.

Friday, June 12, 2009

3 Pointer

Derek Fisher of the Lakers made a memorable 3 point shot with 4.6 seconds left in last night's game to tie the score and send the game into overtime, where the Lakers went on to defeat Orlando and take a 3-1 series lead for the NBA championship. GO LAKERS!

Photo by Wally Skalij, L.A. Times

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Olvera Street

My family & I recently took the Gold Line train into L.A. and visited Olvera Street. Something that is not lacking there is color. Bright, vivid color. These little guitars are a good example of the color explosion that hits you while walking through this Los Angeles landmark.