2018 FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHERS
Estevan Oriol is an internationally celebrated professional photographer, director and urban lifestyle entrepreneur. Beginning his career as a hip-hop club bouncer turned tour manager for popular Los Angeles-based rap groups Cypress Hill and House of Pain, Estevan’s passion for photography developed while traveling the world. With an influential nudge and old camera from his father, renowned photographer Eriberto Oriol, Estevan began documenting life on the road and established a name for himself amid the emerging hip-hop scene.
Nearly 20 years later, Oriol’s extensive portfolio juxtaposes the glamorous and gritty planes of LA culture, featuring portraits of famous athletes, artists, celebrities and musicians as well as Latino, urban, gang, and tattoo counterculture lifestyles. He has photographed Al Pacino, Robert Dinero, Dennis Hopper, Marissa Miller, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Floyd Mayweather, and Lance Armstrong amongst others. He has also produced shoots for internationally-acclaimed photographers such as Ellen von Unwerth for Sang Bleu and Luca Babini for GQ Italy.
In addition to shooting campaigns for companies including Cadillac, Nike and Rockford Fosgate and directing new media projects for My Cadillac Stories, MetroPCS, MTV and Apple, Estevan has designed album covers and/or directed music videos for artists including Eminem, Cypress Hill, Blink 182, Snoop Dogg and Xzibit.
His work has been showcased in select galleries and institutions—such as Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives, Mesa Contemporary Art Center, Petersen Automotive Museum, and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles’ Art in the Streets exhibit—concluding with a best-selling book of his work: LA Woman, capturing the dangerous and alluring beauty of women shot in his uniquely provocative and raw style. His photography has been featured in Complex, FHM, Juxtapoz, GQ, Vibe, Rolling Stone and other publications, with appearances on popular television shows such as, HBO’s Entourage and Last Call With Carson Daly.
My name is Speedy Donahue. I’m an adventure and motorsports photographer living in San Francisco by way of New York. I believe in the power of a well told dialoge using striking imagery. As a lifelong story-teller and creative, entering into photography was a natural transition and has grown into a platform to share thoughts and ideas with others in the photography and motorcycling communities. Tea-drinking idealist. Avid Motorcyclist. Seeking acquaintance with the unknown.
Dylan Gordon was born and raised in beautiful Central California. Well traveled and road tested, Dylan has trained his lens on surfing, skating, motorcycles, lifestyle and adventure. He’s worked with numerous influential companies and brands including Roark, Iron & Resin, Patagonia and Surfer Magazine. Currently based in Ventura, California, he’s available for freelance and print sales.
As any photographer will tell you, getting into the craft requires substantial investment. With this, most photo enthusiasts refer to the cost of gear: camera bodies, lenses, tripods and filters. However, for select photographers like Willie Toledo, there is a lot more investing required in order to be great. For Willie T, photography goes beyond the simple snap of a shutter; it requires investing in people, moments and time. That one memorable conversation, or the long lasting connection, proves to be equally important in photography. “Everyone can take a picture but not everyone can tell a story with their photo.” Having photographed the likes of Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar and The Game, you can be sure Willie has compiled a story or two to tell. In his most celebrated work for Snoop Dogg’s Reincarnated film, Willie documented Snoop’s Rastafarian transition as well as life in Jamaica.
Taylor Dunfee has been in the photo game for over 13 years, shooting commercial, editorial, and personal projects. Being a creative human I will now just say cool words. Ninja, wizard, whiskey, whiskey throttle, sleeping, not sleeping, desert night, beach day, unicorn, black on black, punk rock, sunrise, sunset, fucktards, PMA, love more, fake it till you make it. You're welcome.