Empty Room

My roommates moved out and their room was empty for a weeks. I saw this as an opporunity to shoot! I invited my friend Melissa to come over and take pictures. Since she’s Brazilian, I was playing Samba and Cumbia the whole time. What a muse!


Chasing light and reflections with Reyah


A surfer searches for water in an urban environment, only to realize that not everything is at it seems...

Directed, filmed, and edited by Rick Perez (goodtimerick.com)

Model: Jason Webber

Song: 'Ripped' by Half Eaten

Story: David Perez

Wardrobe: Soft Tech Softboards, O'Neil, Ezekiel, Tavik, Topman


Promotional photos for the San Diego skate and street wear company, Emanon. Starring Riley Huffman.

Future Generations in San Diego

A few weeks ago, New York City band Future Generations stopped by San Diego for two nights while on their national tour. They crashed at the Manor and I was stoked they got to spend one of their days off in my hometown. FG are one of the goofiest bands that I know and it was really fun catching up with them.

The first night I met them at Ocean Beach. I took them to the weekly drum circle and we watched fire dancers before heading back to the Manor.

The next morning we shot around my neighborhood really quick before I had to head into work.

Future Generations were on tour with Zuli who I really liked. Here’s some shots of the live set.

And here’s Future Generations. I love their live sets and I could tell they have gotten tighter since I last saw them in 2017.

L.A. Story

Since moving back to Southern California, I’ve been wanting to explore Los Angeles more. A few weeks ago I visited Levi, Lori, and Mario, some of the few people I know who live there. Here are a few pictures of Lori and her friends on her rooftop in West Hollywood, Levi making dinner in the Valley, and a skate sesh with Mario in Highland Park.


Danie was my Lyft driver. She was telling another passenger how she modeled sometimes and I told her that I was a photographer and we should get together and shoot one day. A few weeks later, we met in Bankers Hill with several outfits and no make-up under the mid day sun.

This is Danie.

Desert Daze 2018: Saturday Edition

Desert Daze is the first camping festival I’ve been to. Since I went with Wild Wild Wets, who played the opening party, I was able to get artist access but not a media badge. So my perspective is from backstage or in the crowd instead of the photographer’s pit. It was rad!

Saturday night consisted of JJUUJJUU, Cosmonauts, and Slowdive, who had my favorite visuals. I was super into the black and white and silver lines.

There are also moments of hangs at the campsite. Enjoy!





Desert Daze 2018: Friday Edition

Desert Daze is the first camping festival I’ve been to. Since I went with Wild Wild Wets, who played the opening party, I was able to get artist access but not a media badge. So my perspective is from backstage or in the crowd instead of the photographer’s pit. It was rad!

Friday I took pictures of All Them Witches, Warpaint, Idels, and Tame Impala. Tame Impala’s set got cut early because of a lighting storm so everyone had to evacuate.

I also posted some pics of friends hanging at the campsite and other views from the festival. Enjoy!




Tame Impala


DM FOR ADDRESS: Oak Palace, Nite Lapse, Noble War, and Los Pinche Pinches

A few weeks ago, I was wondering what I should do on a Friday night when I came upon the Instagram page of Los Pinche Pinches. They posted a show flyer with bands I never heard before and said “DM for address” and I knew I had to be there. “It’s in an alley” they told me over the DM’s. My curiosity sparked.

I invited my friend Ralen, the dude who is always down for anything. Beer cans in hand, we walked down the long alley toward a light coming from a building and a crowd of people around it. As we came closer I noticed it resembled a garage, with a car on the right side and a metal door that you pull down to close.

Going through the garage and into the first room, we were greeted by Jetty Sushi, a mobile sushi bar. The next room was a wonderfully typical DIY space, complete with a dirty couch, Christmas lights, and a projector screen. There was no stage, the bands were going to intimately play on the same level as the audience.

More and more people came as the night progressed. In between sets, everyone congregated outside and the DJ, Noxid, played the dopest house music and kept the people moving. I really enjoyed all of the bands. From punk to new wave and indie rock there was something for everyone. It was a legit party.

Los Pinche Pinches

Instrumental punk FUCK YEAH

Noble War

Classic indie alternative

Nite Lapse

Funky new wave and “Very easy to like” -Ralen

Oak Palace

They revived the mosh pit!!! So good. Bummed I had to leave early cause I had work the next day but definitely want to stay for a full set next time.

Stray Monroe at the House of Blues

Stray Monroe are one of the bands that I am legit friends with, not just music related friends. I love going to their shows and catching up with them. This one was at the House of Blues in Downtown San Diego, where I got Colin’s epic drum face!!!

Night Walks- Pt. 1

I love going on adventures with my cousins Danny and Tavi. We literally just hung out at the beach at night and walked around and talked and looked at things. I live for a good party, but I truly cherish the nights just chillin with people I love.

Close Encounters of Buddha Trixie

Buddha Trixie was one of the first bands I linked up with when I moved back to San Diego, recommended by my little brother.  I haven't seen them live yet and it was a while since I last caught up with them, so a few weeks ago I decided to check out their set at Soda Bar.  Seeing them live is crazy hypnotic and dreamy and I didn't want to wake up.  They remind me a lot of Tame Impala and Pink Floyd.  Good shit!

I Don't Do Weddings: Suzie and Bryan Wehrwein

Suzie was my best friend in high school.  She has always been such a kind and generous person, so when she asked me to photograph her wedding reception I was ecstatic.

Bryan and Suzie did a courthouse wedding the year before, so this reception was an opportunity for the friends and family members to come together and celebrate their union.  It was set at Marina Village, a venue on the harbor and occured during sunset.  It was gorgoues.  I was very happy to be apart this and will always send good vibes to their lives.

Here are a few of my favorites:

DM FOR ADDRESS: The Shed, Sands, Lefties, and Blunites at Lobsta Palooza

Since moving back to San Diego I've been searching for fun DIY shows to shoot.  When I saw the 'Dm for address' under the flyer for Lobsta Palooza on Instagram, I knew I had to travel up to North County to check it out.

In the backyard of a house in the suburbs of Encintas, the first thing I noticed about the show was that I WAS THE OLDEST PERSON THERE! In Brooklyn, majority of the people who attended DIY shows were in their mid-20s to mid-thirties and a mix of ages outside that range.  Here, I was clearly the oldest one but I felt like it didn't really matter.  These were the cool artsy kids who accepted anyone and everyone and were themselves in this safe space. And they were WILD


Started off super chill and ended with a motha fuckin baaaaang


A band with so much energy they took the crowd up to the next level.  The lead singer has the best faces and performs the fuck out of that stage.


Very cool rock music, a sound that would be in an indie movie.  The organizer of Lobsta Palooza, Nina, was the bassist in the band.  

The Shed

I could tell these guys were the local rockstars, everyone went NUTS!!! They had to cut their set short cause of the cops.  But I, and everyone else, left hyped.  

Disorder: Mitzy at Mansfield Manor

"It's getting faster, moving faster now, it's getting out of hand,
On the tenth floor, down the back stairs, it's a no man's land."

Disorder by Joy Division

I met Mitzy while through a former lover of mine.  Her retro style inspired me I told her that we HAD to get together and shoot.  6 months later, she arrived at my house with hangers of outfits and we shot around the manor.

"What do you want to listen to?" I asked?

"Joy Dvision" She said.  And I've been on a Joy Division kick since.  

Wild Wild Wets + Well Well Well Double Release Party with Ethics + Creepseed

Last Saturday at the Casbah my homies Wild Wild Wets had a double release party with Well Well Well.  They were supported by Ethics from Tijuana and Creepseed.  It was the first show I shot in 5 weeks so I was a little rusty but very excited to be back at it!


These guys were FUCKING WILD! So much fun to shoot, oh man!


I loved their vibes.  Started off super chill and then got super dancey.  They're from Tijauna and they make me interested in the scene there.

Well Well Well

They killed it! I loved the sax and flute and the lead singer rocked the fuck out! Also, that balloon hat!

Congrats on releasing your double EP  "Poptimism" and "Ships" !

Wild Wild Wets

The homies put on super fun party! They had these crazy insane visuals that, along with their music, transported everyone to the mad world of Wild Wild Wets. So dope! 

And congrats on releasing PRISOM!

Reunions in San Francisco

My work had closed for San Diego Pride, so I decided to take the 3 day weekend to visit my friends in the Bay Area.  I went all over, from San Mateo to San Francisco then Oakland and back to South San Francisco.  It was great seeing people I haven't seen in awhile.  One even flew from New York City to meet up in SF.  

I didn't take too many photos.  My focus was Instagram stories, which I plan to put together and make a short video.  Here are the few photos I took.  


After 5 weeks of not being able to take pictures, I finally went on this crazy photo adventure with Wild Wild Wets.  We hiked cliffs and hung out under bridges, creating crazy beautiful images that I am glad to say I took.

My ankle injury over a month ago caused me to be immobile, forcing me to rest at home.  This photo shoot revived all of the bent up creativity and my eye went nuts!  I was obsessed with the big sky, bridges, and the gentle morning light.  Mike Turi, the lead singer, brought a lens that produced trippy effects and made their portraits look psychedelic AF.  They are very different from my normal work and that lens makes me want to explore that style further.  

COMING SOON: Photos from their PRISOM album release party on July 21.