9-10-2019–KŪ Kiai Mauna Protest 30-meter Telescope

9-10-2019–KŪ Kiai Mauna Protest 30-meter Telescope

On August 10, 2019. Protesters gathered in front of the Oregon State Capitol to protest a 30-meter telescope being built atop Mauna Kea. Gathering support that is much needed with their battle against private companies and Governor David Ige, who keeps pushing construction through despite the people’s calls for the project to not go through. […]

8-9-2019–Student’s Host Climate Demonstrations

8-9-2019–Student’s Host Climate Demonstrations

Local climate activist, Sonia Boeger, hosts “Friday’s For The Furture” demonstrations at the Oregon Capitol on Aug 9, 2019, to advocate and spread awareness to the challenges we are facing. We are protesting against legislation who has not taken action against the climate protest. We want to spread awareness, particularly to youth and inspire bills […]

7-28-2019–A Story To Tell

7-28-2019–A Story To Tell

On Monday, July 22, we embarked on a trip that served as a “sort of trip” and vacation get-away. Doubling into a photography workshop at the Sitka Center where I (and the rest of the class) partook in a couple of hikes, all-the-while photographing the forests of the cascade. The journey was exhilarating. It is […]

7-14-2019–Lights4Liberty Salem, Ore.

7-14-2019–Lights4Liberty Salem, Ore.

Protestors rallied in aim to shut down the detention camps over concerns of overcrowding and inhumane conditions. Several local groups, especially Causa, Oregon’s Immigrant Rights Organization, held vigils world-wide July 13, 2019. I’m from Mexico, and I understand the struggle to the immigrant people. I emigrate to the U.S when I was 15 years old. […]

7-2-2019–HB2020

7-2-2019–HB2020

Saturday, June 22, the Oregon GOP held a rally in support of the state senator’s walkout and opposition of HB2020–a bill to cap the state’s greenhouse gas emissions. The event fell through due to a few radicals who threatened house committee with violence; prompting the state police calling the protesters a “militia group.” At the […]

6-19-2019–Back On The Field

6-19-2019–Back On The Field

I was tasked to complete a project for the Salem Keizer School District to photograph their graduation ceremonies on June 5, 6 and 7, 2019. One of the schools was none only the very school I graduated from, South Salem High School on June 7. With anticipation and glee, I awaited the day that I […]

6/3/2019—Then and Now

6/3/2019—Then and Now

Here we are with another then and now. After some time, I have given myself a new stepping stone all-the-while meeting new people along the way. Today, I have decided to recreate a shot that was taken a few years ago, and boy has my skills as a photographer improved over a couple of years since […]

05-16-2019–Food Photography

05-16-2019–Food Photography

Food photography is something dreadful to accomplish. Yet, it’s necessary to understand, grow, and expand. Allowing the chance of looking somewhat professional in a field sought after by many aspiring photographers. Last week, I was assigned to take a shot of food for a class assignment. I went out and bought a small table, toothpicks, […]

05-14-2019–Chemeketa Students For Life

05-14-2019–Chemeketa Students For Life

Chemeketa Students for Life is an activist group at Chemeketa Community College. They meet with people in the quad to discuss and explain their position in not funding Planned Parenthood through tax dollars on May 7, 2019.

5/1/2019–May Day March & Rally

5/1/2019–May Day March & Rally

Thousands marched at the capitol on March 1, 2019. Advocating for keeping families together as well as driver’s license for all, education funding and paid family and medical leave.