I like to think of myself as a kid trapped in a grown-up’s body. I still can’t conceive the idea that I have responsibilities, a wife and two kids. I still wonder, dream, watch Disney movies, raid the piñata for candy and occasionally blow bubbles in my Ovaltine. So when I met up with Jodi and Güero for their portrait shoot they kinda one-uped me on all levels. For starters, they’ve got Disneyland passes. I like Disneyland just as much as the next kid but they really enjoy the happiest place on earth. So the balloons, the grape soda pin, and the bikes were just the tip of the iceberg. But there’s only so many things you pack in your car when you’ve got a balloon arrangement in there.
Jodi and Güero were awesome as they were up for anything I was dishing out, even standing on steep cliff for a sunset shot. We started shooting around one of LA’s forgotten treasures, Elysian Park, and made our way into Downtown for some evening shots around the Disney Concert Hall and MOCA. It was all fun and games until I completely lost my voice that night, then I resorted to hand signals, clapping and trying to squeeze out some words but sounding like a hoarse donkey(<-almost oxymoron) instead.