Tanya Aguiñiga, ‘Borderlands Within’ Opening Reception at the Armory Center for the Arts

A big thank you to everyone who came out to the opening reception of Borderlands Within, an exhibition for Tanya Aguiñiga & AMBOS‘ work at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena. It was so wonderful to see so many warm, familiar faces. Thank you for helping us celebrate the culmination of 4 years of hard work on the US-Mexico border.

The exhibit is now open to the public until August 2020 — go check it out while you can.

I’m including a few photos from the event, below!

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Performance: Tanya Aguiñiga, Metabolizing the Border, January 2020

Here are the photos I shot for Tanya Aguiñiga’s performance, Metabolizing the Border, January 2020, at the Otay, CA/Tijuana, Mexico border.

Tanya’s solo exhibition ‘Borderlands Within’ just opened at Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena and runs through August of 2020. Come check out the exhibit, which includes these photos I took of her performance. For 1.5 hours, Tanya walked back and forth along the US-Mexico border wall wearing the glass suit.

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Clockshop Event: Carmina Escobar Performance, “FUENTES / This Nature of Ours”

Here are some photos I shot of Carmina Escobar’s performance at The Bowtie Project for Clockshop. Escobar filled the historic Roundhouse at the Bowtie Project with light and sound for her site-specific performance FUENTES / This Nature of Ours. This performance, organized by Clockshop, was part of the Department of Cultural Affair‘s  first ever public art biennial, Current:LA.

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Whiskey Faces (as of July 8th)

Above image: The Whiskey Faces of friends Katherine, Shane, and Mike.

I’ve been visiting friend’s living rooms the last couple weeks, shooting my latest artist project “Whiskey Faces”. “Whiskey Faces” is a photo series that is a tribute to a time (approx. 2003-2007) when whiskey and over indulgence were routine to our every day.

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Whiskey Faces (Outtakes)

Above images: My good friend Chad sits for a couple Whiskey Faces test shots.

I started shooting an artist project last night that I’ve been thinking about for the last 7 years now. The start of a project, especially one that has been a long time coming, is always an exciting time and I’m looking forward to the portrait shoots I have scheduled throughout the week.

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