BE Fresh (Fruitilocos)

AH! I can’t believe I haven’t tried this till yesterday!! I tried Tostilocos not too long ago and here I am, San Diego native, a local to these neighborhood but never had this fucking Fruitilocos. Shame on me!! It was sooo good! Be Fresh located on Logan Ave and 47th Street. It was delicious and so refreshing, thanks for my home girl Marla for putting me on game.

 FUCCCKKKKKKK.

FUCCCKKKKKKK.

 I also got a Caesar wrap. This shit is fire too!

I also got a Caesar wrap. This shit is fire too!

Lola 55

First weekend with no photoshoots, I get to relax and do absolutely nothing. I stayed up pretty late for a friend's birthday party at El Camino last night. Had to wake up super early though, but it's all good, it was all worth it. 

Started off with coffee at Young Hickory in Downtown and then lunch at Lola 55. They are fairly new, located at the IDEA1 building, heard great things so I had to try it. Ordered four tacos, Ribeye Carne Asada, Rainbow Cauliflower, Baby Carrots Adobada, and Smoked Carnitas. My immediate favorite was the Ribeye Carne Asada. Super juicy, flavorful, and if ya'll sensitive to spice, these tacos are nicely heated. I highly recommend this joint, perfect place for a date or just to eat. Thank me later. 

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Click Click: L.A

I’m currently sitting inside a coffee shop in downtown to kill sometime and decided to do a Click Click post. Mine as well start with Lupita. Side note, that has nothing to do with this post, maybe it does maybe it doesn’t but its great living a life with no anger in my heart. I feel free from emotions controlling me. Bless.

Some of these photos were released at my latest photo show and some were shot for La Familia Clothing company.

 We were racing against time. Rushed to this location before we lose light completely. This was is supposed to be light yellow by the way. I just love the vignette around the photo and the focus on the 50mm lens is crazy!

We were racing against time. Rushed to this location before we lose light completely. This was is supposed to be light yellow by the way. I just love the vignette around the photo and the focus on the 50mm lens is crazy!

 Just look at that focus! I love the crisp, soft, grainy, detailed of a film photo.

Just look at that focus! I love the crisp, soft, grainy, detailed of a film photo.

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Japan | Thailand Photo Show 2019

One year later I’m finally going to have this photo show of the pictures I took out in Thailand and Japan. Featuring images of the Japanese Low rider culture in Osaka. I promise this will happen somewhere between Jan-Feb 2019 at 5&A Dime.

Thank You! (The Color Show)

Huge thank you to 9Five for having me as the featured artist at their store Saturday for the North Park Art Night. Shout out to Tiffany for locking that down for me. Shooting for this show was alot of fun. I enjoyed working with all the models and for some reason, shooting all these colors makes me super happy.

Thank you for coming to the show! It was really nice to meet new faces and see familiar faces that have been supporting all these years. Next show will be Thailand/Japan photo show and then Food Porn. Unless I have something that pops up in between. Thanks again for coming.

In case you didn’t know, the photos from the Color show is now up on the site. And these are the photos I picked to display. I realized I’m missing one photo of Alejandra. I’ll update this blog post once I get a hold of that photo of her.

All photos were shot with my Canon AE1 with a 50mm Lens.

 Model: Lupita.   This was a reshoot since the first shoot was not good enough for me. I absolutely love the tone and softness of this photo. The focus on the 50 mm lens is amazing!

Model: Lupita.

This was a reshoot since the first shoot was not good enough for me. I absolutely love the tone and softness of this photo. The focus on the 50 mm lens is amazing!

 Model: Phil and Adam.   Phil is a tattoo artist at Tahiti Felix Downtown San Diego and he always had something fresh to wear. I wanted his style and tattoos in the show. Shot Phil and his boyfriend Adam for their style and colorful tattoos.

Model: Phil and Adam.

Phil is a tattoo artist at Tahiti Felix Downtown San Diego and he always had something fresh to wear. I wanted his style and tattoos in the show. Shot Phil and his boyfriend Adam for their style and colorful tattoos.

 Model: Hailey.   I LOVE working with Hailey! I love her style and boldness. She never wear colors ya’ll, she only put on some yellow just for this shoot!

Model: Hailey.

I LOVE working with Hailey! I love her style and boldness. She never wear colors ya’ll, she only put on some yellow just for this shoot!

 Model: Hailey.  It was really hard to choose the photos of Hailey so I had four photos of her in the show.

Model: Hailey.

It was really hard to choose the photos of Hailey so I had four photos of her in the show.

 Model: Tiffany Green.  Ever since I laid eyes on her IG account I’ve always wanted to work with Tiffany. Courtney of Lady Killas linked us together and we’ve been shooting ever since!

Model: Tiffany Green.

Ever since I laid eyes on her IG account I’ve always wanted to work with Tiffany. Courtney of Lady Killas linked us together and we’ve been shooting ever since!

 Model: Erika.   I love working with Erika. Her sense of style is fucking crazy! I love it! And she has that look, that face that everyone loves, including me.

Model: Erika.

I love working with Erika. Her sense of style is fucking crazy! I love it! And she has that look, that face that everyone loves, including me.

 Model: Erika.  Shot in front of a random house in Barrio Logan. Love the lighting and color. That 50 mm lense gave that dope depth of field.

Model: Erika.

Shot in front of a random house in Barrio Logan. Love the lighting and color. That 50 mm lense gave that dope depth of field.

 Model: Alejandra.  Discovered her from Shot By Lee’s account. He recently shot with Alejandra and I absolutely love her style. I picked the perfect location for her. Some where in Barrio Logan on Main St they have colorful ass walls everywhere!

Model: Alejandra.

Discovered her from Shot By Lee’s account. He recently shot with Alejandra and I absolutely love her style. I picked the perfect location for her. Some where in Barrio Logan on Main St they have colorful ass walls everywhere!

 Model: Hailey.  Laundry shot, the “War Is Over” in the background caught my attention.

Model: Hailey.

Laundry shot, the “War Is Over” in the background caught my attention.

 Model: Hailey.   This wasn’t my favorite photo but I couldn’t leave it out of the show because she looked so great in this photo and colors. I’m just that picky, so I had to tell myself this photo is good.

Model: Hailey.

This wasn’t my favorite photo but I couldn’t leave it out of the show because she looked so great in this photo and colors. I’m just that picky, so I had to tell myself this photo is good.

 Model: Erika.   I love my shoot to be natural as possible. But most of the time we can’t be natural and have to strike a pose. Erika was not modeling in this shot, she was checking her make up and hair in the mirror, and I love it!

Model: Erika.

I love my shoot to be natural as possible. But most of the time we can’t be natural and have to strike a pose. Erika was not modeling in this shot, she was checking her make up and hair in the mirror, and I love it!

Rossi Rock at Jam'N 95.7

I remember growing up I’ve always wanted to be on the news or magazines and radio station for for the things we do. Either photography, community service, music, art, etc. It was always a dream growing up and I’m sure most of ya’ll can relate. I accomplished some of those dreams, and I’m proud to share these images of Rossi Rock at the radio station for an interview! People always talk about how local station in SD don’t support local artist. Maybe they do, it just takes alot of hard work to be recognized. Beto Perez and Tha Kid Reckless was kind enough to take the Suav crew in the station and kicked down some valuable knowledge. Rossi has been making alot of noise on social media thanks to all his fans. Beside that Rossi and Beto Perez knew each other, the support from Rossi’s fan got the station’s attention.

New Clutch

A little over a week ago my car broke down leaving Mt. Julian and cost me a pretty penny to get it towed and fixed. Special thanks for Mike Kevin for taking care of the car for me and my brother and Rhandy for the assist on the car. I got a new clutch so my brother and I decided to go out for a drive again.

It was a busy day, didn't get home till 11 PM and I left the house around 7:30 AM.

 Stopped by Bad Azz coffee in PQ before we head out.

Stopped by Bad Azz coffee in PQ before we head out.

 Haole’s menehune.

Haole’s menehune.

 At at Granny’s this time.

At at Granny’s this time.

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 Maps of where their visitors are from.

Maps of where their visitors are from.

 A fleet of Ferraris rolled through. That’s a F40 at the front.

A fleet of Ferraris rolled through. That’s a F40 at the front.

 Found a jail.

Found a jail.

 My car and Dook’s car.

My car and Dook’s car.

 Once I was back in SD I met up with Mikey for some burgers at The Friendly.

Once I was back in SD I met up with Mikey for some burgers at The Friendly.

 Went to Kindred to meet up with Lupita, the last model for The Color Show.

Went to Kindred to meet up with Lupita, the last model for The Color Show.

 She was mad hungry. Best pancakes ever.

She was mad hungry. Best pancakes ever.

 The home girl Hailey was working and laced me with this drink.

The home girl Hailey was working and laced me with this drink.

Second To Last

I just had an awesome photo shoot with Hailey yesterday and I cannot wait to see all the photos. Dropped off 12 rolls to Nelson Photo and I still have one more shoot to do, a reunion shoot. Someone I shot two years ago, resurfaced in my life again and we’re going to shoot for the first time in 2 years.

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Almost Done

I accepted the offer to have an art show at 9Five North Park a few weeks ago with nothing to show. Food Porn Vol 3 is reserved for 5&A Dime and Thailand/Japan photos are reserved for 5&A Dime or Por Vida, still haven’t decided on that. I’m almost done with the Color project for Oct 27th. I have two more shoots on Wednesday and possibly one more when the last model find a yellow lipstick. After that I’ll have to get the film processed, go through them and decide which one to print, buy frames, anddd sell my soul for money since my damn car took up a rack from my funds. I could’ve held off on the car but I really wanted to get it running again so it had to be done.

Shot Tiffany Green over the weekend with Brennan from Bout It to shoot some behind the scenes for an upcoming interview he has been working on.

Race Car Down

I’m excited to write this post today, for a couple of reasons. I’ve been very busy with photo shoots and it’s going well, with the love and support I have from ya’ll I’m feeling high and when I’m feeling low ya’ll are there to lift me up. I had a really good weekend, I hope ya’ll had a good one too. I spent Friday evening with Jason Waterfalls, hung out right outside of El Camino. We don’t get to hang out often so in order for us to have a one on one I’d have to come out to El Camino and chop it up across the street. Never a dull moment with Jay, we always have stuff to talk about. Street wear politics and personal shit we might have to get off our chest.

My photo shoot on Saturday was cancelled, I really hate when that happens especially when I have a deadline to meet. But lately, the things that doesn’t work out seem to work out for the best. Spent that time catching up with someone special and it was a nice change of pace. So we went to the music festival in National City together to watch Rossi Rock perform.

Sunday morning my brother and I woke up early for a nice drive to Mt. Julian. We have a road trip coming up in November. PCH all the way to San Francisco so I wanted to make sure my car drives well before taking that long drive. My brother Dook just got an s2000 so this was his first time taking his car out on a drive like this. I had a dream my car broke down too so I wanted to make sure my shit don’t break down on The PCH miles and miles away. The drive was super nice and peaceful. The excitement all up in my guts on every turn and acceleration, the people out there were so nice. On our way home, we took a turn to a quiet street to check out a corner shop and boom, my clutch pedal got stuck to the wall, my clutch was done. After inspecting the car I think, and hope it’s just the master clutch cylinder. Which I have the new one sitting at home since its long over due to be replaced. I had a good time anyways, it was an expensive tow but fuck it, this comes with the territory. Once I get that fixed (hopefully today) I will be taking it out again to Mt Julian.

 First stop, all because I had to pee.

First stop, all because I had to pee.

 Dook’s first big purchase for the car was a Carbon Fiber hardtop from Forbidden USA.

Dook’s first big purchase for the car was a Carbon Fiber hardtop from Forbidden USA.

 My friends and I have this joke about how I always get front row parking, till it’s no longer a joke. For some reason with this car I always get prime parking!

My friends and I have this joke about how I always get front row parking, till it’s no longer a joke. For some reason with this car I always get prime parking!

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 Dook ordered their special, Prime ribs.

Dook ordered their special, Prime ribs.

 Got myself a side order of Eggs and Sausage and a half order of Biscuits with Gravy.

Got myself a side order of Eggs and Sausage and a half order of Biscuits with Gravy.

 This was their half order of Biscuits & Gravy. I did not finish it lol.

This was their half order of Biscuits & Gravy. I did not finish it lol.

 Walked across the street to check out this shop.

Walked across the street to check out this shop.

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 We shopped here while we waited for the tow truck.

We shopped here while we waited for the tow truck.

 Bought these pops, to do a photo shoot with.

Bought these pops, to do a photo shoot with.

 For people who wanted to see what’s under the hood.

For people who wanted to see what’s under the hood.

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Hanuit Mobile

I’ve had this idea in my head for a while now, it took me a very long time to do it cuz as much as I love the Marlboro Livery on a F1 car, homage to Senna, I just couldn’t convince myself to have a White and Red car. I went to a car meet at Ski Beach not too long ago and a Fiat has this livery in Black and White, what do you know! Marlboro has a Marlboro Black pack! lol. By the way guys, I quit smoking, cold turkey, one month strong now! Woohoo!

Anyways, instead of wrapping the Black, my Purple car is dark enough to be black in the shade and the Purple is not so bad! I finally did it guys! Of course I switched up a few things on there to promote my company Hanuit and my friends brand Suav, Auto Fashion USA, 5&A Dime, Outsiders, and Jongbloed Racing Wheels. I also did this for a road trip my brother and I are planning in November. He got an s2000 now and we wanna take it on the PCH for a nice drive to SF. I cannot wait!! I even got the maintenance I needed done and finally installed my new suspension (Thanks Mikey).

Fresh Auto Haus did the wrap, new in town. They are located on Mira Mesa BLVD and they’re having a grand opening this Sunday! I’ll have a few of my Food Porn pictures from Vol 2 on display just for kicks.

Fresh Auto Haus
6650 Flanders Dr San Diego Ca 92121

 Rendering done by Yosi.

Rendering done by Yosi.


 Yosi and Fresh Auto Haus started wrapping this on Wednesday.

Yosi and Fresh Auto Haus started wrapping this on Wednesday.

 Finished it by Thursday.

Finished it by Thursday.