Connie Cycling Foundation Training Future Champions

Cyclist Katie Russalov

There are so many specialties in photography, viewers are generally not aware of what it takes to get. that. shot! Having only shot inside a velodrome once before, for Connie Cycling Foundation (CCF) a few weeks prior to this shoot (photo blog), I was eager to get back to the oval and see if I could outperform the earlier …

Lion Babe Performs at Skybar

Lion Babe Performs During Full Moon Bazaar at SkyBar

A soulful singer with her own unique sound, Jillian Hervey performs with musician Lucas Goodman as the duo Lion Babe during the Full Moon Bazaar at Skybar at Mondrian Los Angeles on October 27, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. Lion Babe combines rap with hip hop beats and a bit of EDM to create a lively …

Dia De Los Muertos LA: Main Stage Performances (Part 3)

Xavier Quijas Yxayotl "Splendorous Mictlan" and Dancers

This year's Dia De Los Muertos: Shamanic Visions of the Huicol festival at Hollywood Forever was a 12-hour cultural celebration in honor of those who have passed. Hollywood Forever's Lady of the Dead website has an excellent review of the ancient rituals on display at the festival. After the Sunset Shaman Ceremony featured in our Part 1 blog, then wandering through the Altars and …

Dia De Los Muertos LA: Altars and Atmosphere (Part 2)

Altars at Dia De Los Muertos - Shamanic Visions of the Huichol at Hollywood Forever

The Dia De Los Muertos festival at Hollywood Forever is a cultural experience that is a feast for the senses. The day began at noon with lots of family friendly activities, culminating with several Shaman sunset ceremonies (Dia De Los Muertos LA: Shaman Sunset Ceremony - Part 1). Featuring more than 100 altars to the …

Dia De Los Muertos LA: Shaman Sunset Ceremony (Part 1)

Dia De Los Muertos - Shamanic Visions of the Huichol at Hollywood Forever

Dia De Los Muertos came early to this year's Cultural Events calendar at Hollywood Forever with their "Shamanic Visions of the Huicol" festivities on October 24, 2015. Now in its 16th year, the festival is a celebration of traditional Mexican culture and customs. As a photojournalist working entertainment events in Hollywood, I am often presented with, …

A Post Awards Season Offer of Sanctuary

Pikes Peak (left) and Dome Rock (foreground)

An offer of sanctuary at a friend's house in the mountains north of San Francisco after the madness of awards season passes next spring, has reminded me of my home/property back in Colorado a few years ago. Two and a half acres on the west side of Pikes Peak, the tall one you see in …

Editorial: We’re Press, Not Paparazzi. There’s a Difference!

We're Press, Not Paparazzi. There's a Difference!

In this midst of our roll out of our new #‎PressNotPaparazzi‬‬ branding campaign, that began just last Tuesday in celebration of our 20th anniversary, wow ... this article speaks to exactly why! #‎RothStock How The Fast Times Of The Paparazzi Came To A Screeching Halt by Claudia Rosenbaum BuzzFeed News Reporter Just look at that shot in the …

National Bomb Pop Day – Making of a YouTube Video – Day 1

Bomb Pop “Behind-the-Scenes” / Social Media Event

A recent assignment for PR Newswire, shooting behind-the-scenes of the making of a YouTube video for Original Bomb Pop's National Bomb Pop Day on June 25 this year, made for an outrageous two days of filming. [Day 2 on the Santa Monica Pier] Working with YouTube stars Monica Church and Shelby Church, we spent the day …

JCPenney, Eva Longoria and Hispanic Heritage Month

Jaime Camil, Eva Longoria and Monica Gonzalez

Sunday, while on assignment for PR Newswire, I had the honor to photograph a truly inspiring event. JCPenney and Eva Longoria co-hosted a Hispanic Heritage Month Luncheon honoring twelve young Latinas from the Los Angeles area and benefiting the Eva Longoria Foundation. Participating in a panel with Eva were actor Jaime Camil and soccer star/ESPN commentator Monica Gonzalez. …