Here are some some random portraits that I shot during the fall for various publications.
Hiram Lawrence Sr. and his cousin below. Hiram lost his 2 year old son Hiram Jr. who was shot during a video shoot in West Oakland.
Greg Annis at his Pleasanton, CA condo that he bought for $390,000 in 2007 and is now worth about $200,000. He wants to sell it in a short sale, and is concerned about closing the sale before year end when a tax break for “forgiven debt” is supposed to expire.
Warren Rothman is a San Francisco lawyer who worked in China and was locked up in a mental hospital and allegedly poisoned– after he was told by an associate about a Chinese official agreeing to pay a big bribe to a Chinese company.
Stuart Smith, an HIV-positive man in San Francisco who’s suffered two heart attacks, bone density problems, arthritis — all issues he thinks are due to his HIV and it’s treatment.
Pleasanton Ridge Park Ranger Harry Schoorl looks out over the 1,400-acre swath of open space that makes up Robertson Ranch, an area that the East Bay Regional Park District recently purchased.
Gayline Hudson at her home in the Fruitvale district of Oakland, CA which is set to be foreclosed on by Wells Fargo.
Jared Martin, a production assistant who is planning to move to San Francisco from San Diego, uses his iPhone as he sits in a patch of sunlight at Yerba Buena Park in San Francisco.
Hans Florine set a new speed record climbing up the nose of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park on Father’s Day in June.
Executive Director Randall Kline poses for a portraits at the construction site of the future SF Jazz Center in San Francisco, CA.
Recent recipient of the Lasker Prize, Dr. Michael Spudich poses for a portrait in the Beckman Center at Standford University’s Medical Center in Palo Alto, CA.
Edith Gonzales in her home in the Mission District of San Francisco, CA. Edith owes over $100,000 from an emergency gal bladder surgery claim that her insurance company has denied.
Sgt. Dom Arotzarena is photographed at the Eastmont Police Station in Oakland, CA.
Leland Lam is one of several Chinese American students who have been denied admission to the school where their families live and have been reassigned to another, lower-performing school nearby.
Jan Sluizer says her tenant Lou Podover moved in in July after responding to a Craigslist ad and has not been paying rent or the security deposit he promised. She also alleges he is stealing from her and smokes in the house.