Born in Guadalajara, Mexico and adopted by parents from California, I grew up primarily in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Foothills in close proximity to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. I also spent a few years living in Eastern Los Angeles and some of my early years in Selma, California. These localities left a long lasting connection to the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the vast agriculture of the Central Valley and for the romantic cinematic charm of bygone era of Southern California.
Someone once described my mother as having a deep appreciation and love for the Sierra Nevada foothills, mountains, forest and for the Central Valley of California. This appreciation was passed on to me at a young age. And I have chosen Fresno as my residence.
My love of photography started at a very early age, and first began one chilly Christmas morning when my mother gave me my very own Kodak camera at the age of seven. In later years I started taking simple pictures using my cell phone, an iPhone 6 and developed a collection of "iPhoneography." The photos I took captured the spirit and beauty of the City of Fresno as well as the Central Valley. I since then have evolved to an SLR, and have continued to practice what has become a passion.
My photography has been featured on a local news stations, local websites, and utilized as cover photos in local media. Some of my work is permanently displayed in various rooms of Kaweah Delta Hospital in the City of Visalia.
I have also partnered with The American Red Cross of the Central Valley, Susan G Komen for the Cure, Next Generation Philanthropy and The Downtown Fresno Partnership by offering photography services at no cost. I believe strongly in capturing the moments that define the incredible work, service, compassion and impact that these organizations provide to the people of the Central Valley of California and to the City of Fresno.
About the work: My goal is to capture the appreciation and love that my mother once shared, through images of various "human" moments, city cityscape, and the natural beauty that surrounds us in California.
If you have any comments, and or questions, please reach out to me. I specialized in commissions, landscapes, and portraits.