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Occupy Oakland

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Oakland, CA 2011

On November 2nd, I ventured out to the East Bay to follow the Occupy Oakland rally who successfully shut down the Port of Oakland. With over ten thousand people in attendance, I was mesmerized by the crowd’s zeal. This is my attempt to capture the energy in the air.

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November 7, 2011 at 12:26 pm

at home with Andrea aka Rain

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April 15, 2011 at 1:09 pm

golden hour. shadows.

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Bart Station

Oakland, CA 2011

If you are free next Thursday, February 17th at 7pm, go to the Academy of Art – 60 Federal St. Room #403 San Francisco, CA. I will be presenting my work at Open Show. Come out and support.

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February 10, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Gaby and Eden – Bart Station

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February 8, 2011 at 12:34 pm

The Memorials

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January 19, 2011 at 3:51 pm

Mehserle sentencing and protest 2

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November 7, 2010 at 6:46 pm

Mehserle Sentencing & Protest

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Mehserle sentencing – Oakland, CA 2010

According to the SF Chronicle:

A judge sentenced ex-BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle to the minimum term of two years in prison Friday for fatally shooting unarmed train rider Oscar Grant, saying he believed the former officer’s testimony that he had confused his pistol for a Taser.

Read the rest of the article here.

I was not expecting to go to Oakland to see the protest since I was at work but realized that this was an important event to document. Let’s just say that I was probably the only photographer in a skirt, tights, and a ridiculously big bow on my head. I (obviously) wasn’t wearing the right clothes nor did I have my flash on me otherwise I would have stayed until the end. Still, I did my best to follow the crowd after they dispersed from City Hall – those shots coming tomorrow – but it might not have been a terrible thing that I left. Heard that some cameras were stolen, people were hit, lenses were broken, and there were hundreds of arrests including photographers without credentials – like yours truly. Anyways, I hope everyone in Oakland stays safe.

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November 6, 2010 at 12:58 am

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