The Art Movement: El Monte


It's been months since I published any work. New priorities came up and my photography had to take a back seat for a bit but now I feel like I can get back into it.

This set was taken in El Monte, CA for an old friend hosting his new venture "The Art Movement": a small, traveling art show that features local vocal artists, emcees, poets, and more. The main set was delivered by Cruz Ahenri. He asked me to come out and take some pictures of his performance and I was happy to. It was my first time photographing a performance like this and it was so much fun! I had to keep in mind that I had to be as inconspicuous as possible while also getting in there and capturing the moment. It can be a difficult balance to strike but I feel I was able to do that this time around.

The Nikkor 85mm 1.4G was the only way I was able to get enough light into the sensor and I am happy with the results. Looking forward to the next event. Be sure to follow them on IG.