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I had such a wonderful weekend! Thought I’d have Sunday off to chill, clean the mess that was left from the Party Saturday night. But I woke up early to go to swap meet with Erika and Erica. Yes, that’s two Erica’s lol. I did get to clean up a bit before I met up with Neeah for a photo shoot, these images were shot with an iPhone. The film will be developed later this week.


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My dog spent the weekend at my house since my parents are out of town. She did not like it here at all lol.

My dog spent the weekend at my house since my parents are out of town. She did not like it here at all lol.

Food Porn 2020.

Food Porn 2020.

First Look At Monzu Pasta Shoot

A week after Food Porn Vol 2 I got a DM from Monzu Fresh Pasta, requested to have a sit down with me to discuss future collaboration. I met up with the owner of Monzu (Aldo) on a Thursday afternoon and went over what he wanted from me and how he found out about me. Aldo told me one day he was strolling through downtown and stumbled upon 5&A Dime. Walked in to buy a t-shirt and saw my Food Porn Vol 2 photos on the wall and wanted something similar for his restaurant.

After days on working out the final details we finally found a set date to shoot. We will debut these photos at Monzu Fresh Pasta’s six month anniversary party in November so stay tuned for the date. I would love it if ya’ll can come to see my photos, drink wine/beer, and eat some pasta.

Special thanks or Monzu Fresh Pasta for this great opportunity, Erica, Alex, Tiffany Green, and Marissa for all your help to make this possible.

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Food Porn With C.C

I scheduled a photo shoot with Christianna aka C.C at Lucha Libre yesterday, and since it was my first time at the North Park location I decided to a food post about it. Rolling my eyes as I'm typing this, I deleted the photos of the food because I thought I transferred it into my VSCO app already, ugh! Well, in case ya'll wanna know, I ordered the Surf'n California burrito. It has Steak, Shrimp, Avocado slices, secret Chipotle sauce and shit, oh and fries! It was really good! C.C ordered a burrito with pineapples in it. I hate pineapples in my burrito so I wont even mention that name (It has pork by the way). 

The light was really low inside Lucha Libre so I had to stay very still for each shot. I really hope they come out good. We hung out for a bit and drank a couple of beers. Some how Ice Cream got brought up and we decided to go to Bing Haus for Ice Cream and shot some more.

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This was not the original outfit she had on with the burrito. She brought a bag full of clothes to change in to. This was for Bing Haus shoot with Ice Cream. 

This was not the original outfit she had on with the burrito. She brought a bag full of clothes to change in to. This was for Bing Haus shoot with Ice Cream. 

Hoodlum Marissa

I'm up in Temecula/Murrieta area this weekend for my God Daughter's Baptism and 1st birthday party and also squeezed in a photo shoot while I'm in town. Today (Saturday) I shot with the wonderful, Marissa from Riverside. We shot with Chinese food from across the street from my hotel. Oh yeah, I booked a room to stay up here for the weekend so I can do these shoots. They didn't give us utensils so she had to use her hand. It all worked out. Thank you Marissa!

The Big Zac!

Took Monday off from my day job for a Food Porn Vol 3 photo shoot. I had four shoots lined up but two was postponed so that lighten the load a bit. Fun and easy shoot with Hailey with a vegan burger from Plant Power. We ordered The Big Zac to eat at Plant Power, it was a vegan version of a Big Mac.I Ordered another to-go to shoot with. It was really good! I'd definitely do it again over Big Mac assuming it's much healthier than McDonald's. We shot in Golden Hill on the hood of my homie Mikey's 70's Mercedes Benz, going for the classy look with the sun dress. 

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Shot with an iPhone. 

Shot with an iPhone. 

We finished the shoot inside Hailey's apartment for something relaxing and sexy. This one was shot with a Fujifilm Instax Wide 300.

We finished the shoot inside Hailey's apartment for something relaxing and sexy. This one was shot with a Fujifilm Instax Wide 300.

FujiFilm Instax Wide 300. 

FujiFilm Instax Wide 300. 

First Day Shooting For Food Porn Vol 3

With Food Porn Vol 2 show and Rossi Rock's listening party out of the way, I started to work on Food Porn Vol 3 Sunday afternoon with Rosa Risque. I still need to do the Thailand/Japan photo show but I really want to get started on Food Porn for a couple of reasons. I love shooting Food Porn and I don't want to take 10 years to finish it haha. The reason why I brought up the Thailand/Japan photo show and Food Porn is because shooting for Food Porn gets expensive! The film are not cheap nowadays, the processing fees keep going up, and I have to buy the food for every shoot. I just need to have the Thailand/Japan photo printed and maybe buy a little more frames the next time I get paid.

Yesterday's shoot was a fun one! It was a very busy Sunday for me, I ended up doing three photo shooots. Vince (9Point5) joined me on this shoot to provide some behind the scene video footage. He brought Erika along to help out with the second camera. I just met Erika not too long ago and she's very pretty. So I asked her if she wanted to be in Food Porn Vol 3 and boom, she was my second photo shoot. The homie Flow who DJ'd my show was there as well holding the reflector. This was my first time working with a team. For a long time I've been shooting alone, just me and the model. It felt great to have a good team behind me on the shoot that I can trust and rely on. Thank you guys!

I got a lot of great ideas for FP3, had some great ideas from friends combined and I can't wait to make them a reality. I'm super excited to work on this project, I can't wait to show it to ya'll! It should be done within 6 months to a year we'll have it at the new 5&A Dime location. Yes, you read it right, 5&A Dime may be moving to a new and bigger location and they already booked me to do a show there. Exciting!!!!!!!!!!

Shot Erika at Influx North Park. 

Shot Erika at Influx North Park. 

Shot Rosa with a box of Pizza at the Laundromat in North Park. 

Shot Rosa with a box of Pizza at the Laundromat in North Park. 

Food Porn Vol. 2 Models

I want to thank everyone involved in the making of Food Porn Vol. 2. The love and support from y’all filled my heart with so much love! These are the models that will be in the Photo show. I’ve shot some in LA and Japan, and one of the model from LA was in town just for enough time to shoot some photos before she had to drive back. I appreciate you all for taking the time out of your busy schedule so I can fulfill my dream of making FP2 happen. Some photos were cut because I’m extremely picky with how I captured it, but it will be used in the bigger project I’ve been working on. You are all beautiful. And yes, those are male models on the bottom of the list. And the list will change soon since I'm still shooting new ideas. 

Food Porn From France (NSFW)

An Instagram follower from France tagged me in this photo for me to see and it's fucking amazing! It really inspires me to push my art further. My Food Porn photos...I consider rated PG-13. I need to spice it up a bit and add actually "porn" in it. So with that said, I can't wait for my show Food Porn Vol. 2 to show you what I've been working on for the past 3 years. And huge shout out to Arlene Ibarra for pushing me to the limits and produced a very "porny" Food Porn pics that will only be seen at the show. 

Shout out to photographer Michel Grasso on these photos. 

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Dirty Chicharones | S&S

My girlfriend got a haircut yesterday and she was loving it. Her hairstylist joked (maybe she wasn't joking) about seeing me for dinner so I can take some pictures of her with the new 'do. We weren't suppose to hang out yesterday. I was supposed to go to the gym do my 4 mile run but a photo shoot was implanted in my brain and I couldn't let it go, I really wanted to shoot too. Adriana has never really let me take photos of her, she hates it! Not sure if "hate" is the right word but she would cover up every time I tried to take a photo. I guess she's feeling more comfortable with it now, so we both skipped gym and ended up doing a photo shoot inside Polite Provision and Soda & Swine North Park since I've never shot in there before. Such a beautiful place for a shoot ya'll. On top of that, we had some really good drinks from PP and some off the menu shit at S&S (thanks to Chef Danny). 

Dirty Chicharones only available at S&S North Park location.....SOON. It's not on the menu just yet. If you happen to be there, just ask for Chef Danny and be like "let me have what Nit had, Dirty Chicharones." 

Dirty Chicharones only available at S&S North Park location.....SOON. It's not on the menu just yet. If you happen to be there, just ask for Chef Danny and be like "let me have what Nit had, Dirty Chicharones." 

Karen Burger on happy hour, $5. Taste like In-n-Out but without the lettuce and tomatoes. 

Karen Burger on happy hour, $5. Taste like In-n-Out but without the lettuce and tomatoes. 

A couple of Champagne slushy. 

A couple of Champagne slushy. 

Chef Danny pretending to hang out with me just to hit on my girlfriend....hahaha just kidding. 

Chef Danny pretending to hang out with me just to hit on my girlfriend....hahaha just kidding. 

First time shooting at Polite Provisions. I can't wait to get my film developed. 

First time shooting at Polite Provisions. I can't wait to get my film developed. 

Adriana's drink, forgot the name. 

Adriana's drink, forgot the name. 

My favorite drink, Mr. Brownstone. 

My favorite drink, Mr. Brownstone. 

Another fancy drink I can't remember the name of. 

Another fancy drink I can't remember the name of. 

Food Porn Shoot BTS

I was very productive over the weekend with the Food Porn series, all thanks to Carol and Jenny for making it happen. I can't wait to see the results once I pick up the film from Nelson Photo. Here are a few behind the scene photos, I had the rest on my Instagram story but I'm sure that's gone now. 

Both Carol and Jenny were a pleasure to work with. They are both naturals in front of the camera. They made it very easy and enjoyable to shoot them. 

I've shot Jenny for Food Porn Vol. 1. The one with the Fruity Pebbles, first art I ever sold was of Jenny. Thank you Jenny! Thank you Eddie for copping it. 

I've shot Jenny for Food Porn Vol. 1. The one with the Fruity Pebbles, first art I ever sold was of Jenny. Thank you Jenny! Thank you Eddie for copping it. 

Shout out to Flo for letting me borrow the house for the shoot. 

Shout out to Flo for letting me borrow the house for the shoot. 

Jenny is not a fan of pizza, but she sure loved the pizza from Lefty's. 

Jenny is not a fan of pizza, but she sure loved the pizza from Lefty's. 

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Meet Carol, if ya'll haven't met her. This was my first time shooting Carol and damn shes comfortable in front of my camera. Will shoot her again because I can feel we can produce some amazing photos. 

Meet Carol, if ya'll haven't met her. This was my first time shooting Carol and damn shes comfortable in front of my camera. Will shoot her again because I can feel we can produce some amazing photos. 

we shot with Doritos locos taco from Taco Bell, my favorite!! 

we shot with Doritos locos taco from Taco Bell, my favorite!! 

This What's Jappaning Pt. 3 (Snow Day)

I fucked up sooooo bad guys. We arrived to Tokyo and it's snowing and we were very excited about it. Our first time in Tokyo while it snow. Our Airbnb was not too far from the train station but the street was very slippery and challenging to walk through. When we got settled in we left to Hurajuku and I forgot my camera!! Snow was coming down, it was night, and lighting was great. I can see images I could've taken in my head every time I saw a subject (people) walk by. This probably explains why I couldn't sleep last night. Kept waking up, tossed and turn, I get like that a lot over photography, especially when I feel like I fucked up pretty bad with my work. Side note, one trend I noticed in Asian, from Thailand to Japan, the girls are back at that grey hair trend. But this time, their grey hair looks like the old lady grey hair. From behind I thought they would be some stylish ass old ladies till they turned around and bam! They're young as fuck! Really nothing special this time in Japan, I'm getting used to Japan though it feels great to be back it feels like how I feel when I travel LA and SF. But would I come back? FUCK YEAH I would! We did some of the same shit we did the last time we were here, shop. If you've been following my blog over the years you all know Dook and Robert loves to shop. Oh yeah, we have a fourth traveler too, Bryan. Bryan looveeess to shop too so fuck me, I'm surrounded by Hypebeast. But I spend most of my time standing outside taking pictures anyways. We couldn't do much on our first day anyways, everything was closed due to weather, the train got delayed and eventually shut down. We walked home from Hurajuku, which was about 1.5 miles away. 

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Spotted this G Wagon covered in snow, love these things. 

Spotted this G Wagon covered in snow, love these things. 

This is where our Airbnb is, the owner of this Porsche left his garage door open all day all night, but closed it when he lives. I don't get it. 

This is where our Airbnb is, the owner of this Porsche left his garage door open all day all night, but closed it when he lives. I don't get it. 

I just realized it look very cold but I was perfectly fine with this weather, well I was dressed for it so I was good. I love cold weather!! 

I just realized it look very cold but I was perfectly fine with this weather, well I was dressed for it so I was good. I love cold weather!! 

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Girls out here still wears skirts and dresses even in the snow. Kids wear short too. 

Girls out here still wears skirts and dresses even in the snow. Kids wear short too. 

People stuck in the train during the delay, due to the weather. 

People stuck in the train during the delay, due to the weather. 

Our room was not so bad, I loved it. Four Beds, a living room, big bathroom. My bed is tucked in this corner away from the heater, I swear I'm a weird person who loves cold weather. Its cold in this corner, next to the window. 

Our room was not so bad, I loved it. Four Beds, a living room, big bathroom. My bed is tucked in this corner away from the heater, I swear I'm a weird person who loves cold weather. Its cold in this corner, next to the window. 

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Next day was shopping day, thats the norm with these guys. I guess I've been hanging out with these guys too long because I just dropped a shit load of money on Bape Clothing. It was actually my first time buying stuff from Bape, I'm normally outside taking pictures while these guys shop but there was a jacket I really loved, copped it. Then I copped new glasses since I need new ones anyways, I won't say how much I spent but if ya'll know the Brand A Bathing Ape then you know. 

Also ate at my favorite restaurant in Japan, Brooklyn Ribbon Fries. We go every year, but this time we went to the Harajuku location. Found out the Brooklyn Ribbon Fries in Harajuku only offer Fried Chicken and Fried Shrimp. I was actually bummed about it, but I told myself well this is something new. Because we kinda ate at the same places we been to before. To my surprise, the first bite woke me up to a flavorful Shrimp Po'Boy. The girls working there turned around to see my reaction with pleasure in their eyes, they were happy I loved it so much. I sat at the window for minutes, just waiting for people to walk by and I would snap a pic when the moment was right. It took a while though, it's like hunting, you sit still, for however long till you get that perfect shot. One of the girls who spoke english pretty well started talking to me about my camera. Told them I travel for food and photography. One of them happens to be a photographer as well, so we started sharing stories and photos and eventually followed each other on Instagram. She didn't speak too much english but we had the other girl to translate my questions. She's only been shooting for three years too, I love making new friends around the world. Networking, connecting with strangers with common interest, almost every where I travel to I'll have someone to link up with, the power of social media. 

This place is very small compared to the original spot. This seats 5 people. 

This place is very small compared to the original spot. This seats 5 people. 

This one is the photographer I mentioned.

This one is the photographer I mentioned.

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Shrimp Po'Boy. 

Shrimp Po'Boy. 

Finally got to visit Spoon Sport, unfortunately they closed at 5 PM not 6 PM. Spoon Sport is the company behind the aero kits I have on my Honda s2000 in case you're wondering. 

Finally got to visit Spoon Sport, unfortunately they closed at 5 PM not 6 PM. Spoon Sport is the company behind the aero kits I have on my Honda s2000 in case you're wondering. 

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They 86 The Gizzards??!!

Rhandy and I had our weekly run yesterday. Every Tuesday in La Jolla and after we run we either visit B-Mac at Jose's or Streetcar Merchants of Fried Chicken for them Gizzards. Well yesterday, I walked in to Streetcar and they changed their wi-fi password and took the Fried Gizzards off their menu! I shouted out, "Yall hate me?! I come in every week and ya'll change your password and take the only thing I order off the menu?!" OH! and guess what?! Chef Dante is back at Streetcar, I was happy for two reasons, to see the homie and homeboy can cook! I love the food coming out of his kitchen, no disrespect to the other chefs but Dante slays it. Anyways, Fried Gizzards was off their menu but they had some in the kitchen for me. So I had two orders, one for me and one to take home for Dook. 

Ahh my Fried Gizzards with their Spicy Jam. 

Ahh my Fried Gizzards with their Spicy Jam. 

Their hot sauce is fire!! Spicy but fucking delicious! Our waitress Chanel recommended this, then I said it's not as spicy as she made it to be.

Their hot sauce is fire!! Spicy but fucking delicious! Our waitress Chanel recommended this, then I said it's not as spicy as she made it to be.

Chef Dante heard me and got me this shit, forgot what its called but it was spicy as fuck! Tasty too. 

Chef Dante heard me and got me this shit, forgot what its called but it was spicy as fuck! Tasty too. 

Chef Dante. 

Chef Dante. 

Random photos from our run. This raced out Lotus. 

Random photos from our run. This raced out Lotus. 

A couple of cuties. 

A couple of cuties. 

Everywhere I look there's a photo shoot. 

Everywhere I look there's a photo shoot. 

Signing off with this post running photo. Me and Jungle Gump, where's the box of chocolate homie?

Signing off with this post running photo. Me and Jungle Gump, where's the box of chocolate homie?

Raw Fish Is So Delish

I couldn't come up with a title for the blog, that always get in the way. But with the help from my two friends I've got it! Funny how one of the friend who helped decide on which title would be cool is a Vegan. HAHAHA. I had a very productive day yesterday. Drove straight to Point Loma to visit Nelson Photography to drop off two more roll of films to get it developed. By the way, I have a new gallery up, The Carters. Go check it out!! Oh! Before I go on, shout out to Bojangles David for dropping off the three roll of film from the low rider meet for me. I dropped off two more, which were the photos of The Carters, not an engagement photo shoot, but sure does look like it and they recently got engaged so congrats! I liked so many photos of them (which is rare) I decided to put all of the ones I like on the site. 

When all my photos were ready I headed over to Moniker General at the Liberty Public Market, where David was already there working on his blog. His photography has come a long way guys. He improved so much! He went to Japan a second time with a tiny vintage spy camera which came out so great! Not a lot of car content but that is why I loved it, he captured Japan. I'm not entirely sure if he posted those on his site yet since he was having computer issues, anyways, on to the food post!

My brother Dook met up with us for dinner, and on the way to a sushi joint we snacked at Roma Express, for Arancini and Connoli. Did not know what this was about, but it's fried risotto with varieties of toppings. And! They've only been here for two weeks! Worth a try guys! 

My brother Dook met up with us for dinner, and on the way to a sushi joint we snacked at Roma Express, for Arancini and Connoli. Did not know what this was about, but it's fried risotto with varieties of toppings. And! They've only been here for two weeks! Worth a try guys! 

I can't remember what we got but I got the Spinach and Mushroom. Eat these with the Pesto sauce or the red sauce ( think its Siracha and Marinara? could be wrong) and it's is delicious!

I can't remember what we got but I got the Spinach and Mushroom. Eat these with the Pesto sauce or the red sauce ( think its Siracha and Marinara? could be wrong) and it's is delicious!

Their Connoli dipped with sweet toppings, I'm the worse food blogger. I don't know what it's dipped in. 

Their Connoli dipped with sweet toppings, I'm the worse food blogger. I don't know what it's dipped in. 

Plug: Good Stuff Cookie Co. T-shirt, available at 5&A Dime. 

Plug: Good Stuff Cookie Co. T-shirt, available at 5&A Dime. 

Look who's moving in the Public Market!

Look who's moving in the Public Market!

Goofing off on our way to the sushi joint. 

Goofing off on our way to the sushi joint. 

Cool mural . 

Cool mural . 

Hmm, art. But what does it say?  "Man eating the world?" 

Hmm, art. But what does it say?  "Man eating the world?" 

We made it. 

We made it. 

Dook doesn't really like sushi, but he fucks with this place heavy. I love sushi, and I fucks with this place very heavy. Great shit ya'll. 

Dook doesn't really like sushi, but he fucks with this place heavy. I love sushi, and I fucks with this place very heavy. Great shit ya'll. 

Okay, this is not really sushi but it's Special California, Dook's order. 

Okay, this is not really sushi but it's Special California, Dook's order. 

David ordered the Spicy California. 

David ordered the Spicy California. 

Dook ordered this, forgot what it was called. But it has Spicy tuna, Tuna on top, and Jalapenos for the spice. 

Dook ordered this, forgot what it was called. But it has Spicy tuna, Tuna on top, and Jalapenos for the spice. 

Sweet shrimp, this is the one that the head still moves. Then you order the chef to deep fry it and eat it whole. SO GOOD!

Sweet shrimp, this is the one that the head still moves. Then you order the chef to deep fry it and eat it whole. SO GOOD!

I ordered the Octopus and Squid, so tender, and tasty! Got damnit I want sushi now. 

I ordered the Octopus and Squid, so tender, and tasty! Got damnit I want sushi now. 

Beerfish & Girl Talk

When you have friends you really care about don't disappear on them once you find a boo or whatever that is keeping you busy from seeing your friends. I get it, trust me I get it, we do get extremely busy with life. Some of are busy with kid(s), getting married, grinding and hustling, working one or two jobs, but always make time for your friends because I guarantee you if or when shit hits the fan you'll come running back looking for your friends. Same thing with your family too, make sure to make time to hang out or at least have dinner once in a while. Relationship is like a flower, you got to water it, blah blah blah. 

Anyways, we got together yesterday for dinner at Beerfish. It's located right next door to Soda & Swine on Adams Ave. The place look great, they have happy hour on Oysters, food was good, and service was good too. You know how I know we're getting old(er)? When our dinner conversation consist of pregnancy, weddings, water breaks, just adult shit. My jaws kept dropping every time I hear about the details of pregnancy and bad kids, Mikey was on his phone, Ray was quiet in his own little space enjoying his Fish & Chips. The girls on the other hand had the microphone, even though I'm single as hell I felt like I was married. This is what marriage look like hahaha. NO more booty conversation and strippers, okay I lied, we actually talked about that shit too hahaha. With that said, we're still young at heart. Shout out to all the mothers out there and mother to be. 

I like the fact that you can order at the front and not at the table, this way everyone can pay for their own shit. 

I like the fact that you can order at the front and not at the table, this way everyone can pay for their own shit. 

Dozen oysters for me. 

Dozen oysters for me. 

Veggies for Maggie. 

Veggies for Maggie. 

Ray was the only one drinking beer, I don't like to drink anymore. 

Ray was the only one drinking beer, I don't like to drink anymore. 

Fish & Chips looking like fried chicken. 

Fish & Chips looking like fried chicken. 

Fries, chowder, and Lobster roll. yum!

Fries, chowder, and Lobster roll. yum!

I walked over to Soda & Swine to say hello to Chef Danny, haven't seen him in a while. Good seeing you bud!

I walked over to Soda & Swine to say hello to Chef Danny, haven't seen him in a while. Good seeing you bud!

Lay's New York Reuben & Southern Biscuits & Gravy

The new flavors showed up on my IG feed today and I really wanted to try the Truffle Fries but all I found was the New York Reuben and Southern Biscuits & Gravy. I love the Reuben sandwich and I love Biscuits and Gravy but these chips though, I'm not feeling it. The Reuben chips tasted like burnt BBQ chips and the Biscuits and Gravy tasted almost like the Sour Cream and Onion with a little bit of twist. I can't taste the gravy but I can taste the biscuits a little. I really need to find that truffle fries though!