Thursday, August 25, 2011

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Omar Romero x FUNAKI

I finally got to Shoot Omar Romero. Omar is probably one of the most well known Rockabilly musicians in the world. Omar plays shows all over the world. I wanted to capture some images of him in the L.A. style.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

American Vintage Barbershop X FUNAKI

I did a collaboration with the guys over at American Vintage Barbershop in Long Beach. Here is a small sample of whats coming!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Leo Machado in OC Weekly

Leo Machado in OC Weekly
My friend and client Leo Machado was interviewed for the OC Weekly. My portrait of him made it in the magazine!!!

Saturday, August 13, 2011


Irashaimasen... Welcome. This was to Downright Ruthless Portraits by FUNAKI since 1993.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

From the archives: Prop 187 (1994)

In the mid 90's I was working in a restautant slaving over dirty dishes, hot grills, smoke in my face for 9 hours and 1 day off and going to school full time. I was miserable. The little time I had I took pictures of the guys I worked with. During the time when the latino community was protesting against Prop 187 alot of murals were popping up. This one was done of the Homie Luis Zapata in Boyle Heights.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


My good friend creature was around town and I got some shots of him freaking everyone out on the street

Monday, August 8, 2011

Blanco y Negro

I shot a black and white roll of film since i have been shooting alot in color. I have to be pickier in what I shoot with film.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Old Skool Vato

You all know I shoot most of my work in Lincoln heights. I shot Johnny over in the old clover neighborhood.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

WILD Records!!!

I have had the privilege of working with WILD Records doing live music and portrait photography. I study their perforances so when its time to take pictures I am waiting for that specific moment that will explode onto my cameras film. These artist are truly original and inspiring!!WILD RECORDS

Omar Romero

Omar Romero X FUNAKI collabo. Stay Tuned............

Follow the Red brick wall

Monday, August 1, 2011

Back in the game

After getting 3 weeks worth of work ruined, I need to move on and not dwell on it. I shook it off and moved on to making more images with even more drive.