7.02.2015

Dr. Michael Gonzalez for the Houston Chronicle


Dr. Michael Gonzalez is the director and part of a team of doctors involved with the ETHAN program. ETHAN is Houston's answer to busy emergency rooms and unnecessary ambulance runs. It's a program that allows people who call 911 to have a video conference with an actual doctor to determine if they need an ambulance trip to the ER or just an appointment to the nearest clinic. I'll let you read more about it here. Shout out to Houston Fire Station 8!


6.30.2015

Damari Rubio and Umair Khan for the Houston Chronicle


Damari Rubio and Umair Khan design gloves and dresses, respectively and I photographed them in their studio in Spring Branch for the Houston Chronicle. Read a little more about them here! Shout out to Joy Sewing on the keyboard and your boy on the camera.



6.23.2015

Houston Rockets Power Dancers - The Audition


I usually spend my Saturday mornings on a basketball court indulging in excessive buckets. Last weekend's Saturday morning activities took place on a similar surface. Competition ensued, athletic feats were performed and midriffs were bare. The Houston Rockets Power Dancers held their annual tryouts for the 2015-2016 basketball season at the University of Houston's Wellness Center. I don't know how many women actually showed up, but there were a lot. They began by warming up and stretching, learning and memorizing a routine taught by one of the RPD coaches and then separated into groups of 5 for further evaluation. I rolled out before the cuts were made but you can find out who will make the squad on July 2, 2015 at the House of Blues at 7pm!










6.22.2015

Red Bull Reign - Houston @ Fonde


There is no chill time in 3v3 basketball. Like a shark in this game of basketball, if you stop moving, you'll die. Not literally of course, but your opponent will hit you with a back door cut to the hoop for an easy layup with the quickness. I think this is why I like shooting 3v3 tournaments so much. And also why I dislike playing anything less than 4s. I like to chill. Shout out to Team Glory for taking the Red Bull Reign crown at the legendary Fonde Rec Center and representing H-Town in Chicago in August.









6.17.2015

Kick & Roll Classic: The Tune Up


Last year I photographed some action and portraits at the 1st Annual Kick & Roll Classic which is a 3 on 3 basketball tournament that showcases fly sneakers and raises awareness for colon cancer. George Kiel III and company will hold the 2nd Annual Kick & Roll Classic in Austin later next month. In the months following the first Classic, there have been smaller pick up hoops events gearing up to the main one. I dropped by one in May to see what it was all about.






6.16.2015

Happy Mother's Day!


Yeah I know it's not Mother's Day and this is actually the week of Father's Day but I forgot to post this picture when I took it. Mother's Day 2015 was kind of exciting for my family because two of the women in it became mothers in March (one not pictured). These images are both pictures of my mother, her daughter and her daughter aka my mom, sister and niece. Glad to hang out with them the first time they could all celebrate Mother's Day as mothers. 



6.15.2015

Color Me Rad - Houston


On the vast pavement that is the Sam Houston Race Park parking lot, an event emerged. 3.1 miles of a guided path snaked through a parking lot, over a bridge through an adjacent lot, back over the bridge and all over the original lot. Participants ran, jogged, walked and strolled through the course all while being pelted with colored powder and squirted with colored gel. This is called Color Me Rad and there was an abundance of color.