Mason Twins x Berkeley (pt. II)

And, here is Part II. For these shots we went to one of my favorite places on Berkeley campus near Moffitt Library. I loved playing with the shadows and rays of natural light to create these edgy fashion shots. The depth of field in these also adds to the dramatic vibe; my 50mm 1.4 is a real one.

Mason Twins x BAMPFA (pt. I)

I had the pleasure of getting to shoot Kennedy & Morgan Mason again. The last time we shot, Morgan and Kennedy met me in downtown Oakland we took advantage of all of the graffiti and brick walls in Old Oakland. This time, we ventured into downtown Berkeley to find a good backdrop for their colorful outfits. The exterior of the new BAM/PFA building gave us some interesting looks and, of course, I had to throw in some shots against a white wall. I love how these photos turned out; the definitely captured the vibe I was going for: angular, fashion-y, and just a little bit weird.

Stay tuned for part II.

52 Faces x Week 9

March 2, 2018

Better late than never! I met Monica at Berkeley Law through the Women of Color Collective. WOCC has been one of my sanctuaries on campus. Being a student in an institution designed to exclude me has been challenging. But, being a part of this group incredible women has spun that challenge into empowerment. Having Monica at the helm, as co-chair, has been so inspiring. She has such a bubbly personality, infectious laugh, and eagerness to love everyone. Monica’s passion and dedication to supporting her people is so obvious in everything she does. Monica shared that she lives for her deliberately chosen family, the people that she has experienced the bounties, joys, challenges, adventures, and deep love with which give her life meaning. And if you are thinking (like I am) how could she get any more awesome, get ready… she has a kitten.

52 Faces x Week 5

52 Faces x Week 5

Eva Paterson is such a force. I had the honor of hearing her speak at my school, Berkeley Law, last week as part of the United Against White Supremacy symposium that was hosted by the Berkeley Journal of African American Law and Policy, Asian American Law Journal, La Raza Law Journal, and Journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Law.

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