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I did a small series on 4th of July in Salinas called “An All American Affair”. Nothing special, but this will probably be my last July 4th in America if I get into JET so why not, right?

I wanna give a shout out to Sean, Cara, and Papa and Mama Culligan. Thanks for welcoming me into your home and treating me good the past few days!



Spent today doing lots of relaxing. I made time to do some lifting for the first time in like 4 days. Sean’s mom made some bomb ass dinner, too. Thanks, Ms. Culligan! The day after tomorrow is 4th of July and I get to do some shooting. Super excited!








I’m spending the next few days at the dude Sean’s house. Today we made it down to Salinas around noon and went to explore a couple sick places around town. Thanks for having me over buddy!








This is way past due, but I’ve been getting off work pretty late recently so I haven’t had much time to update.

For the past few days I’ve been shooting a lot, chilling with friends, and having fun. It’s finally starting to feel like Summer Break haha. I recently started my new job, too. Aside from just remembering a lot of stuff, it’s fun and I like it so far.


Today I went to my Aunt’s place for a family BBQ gathering. It was good to see family again after so long. My relatives asked me about my future plans and after explaining the technicalities of JET Program to them, I started to realize both how long and short 5 years really is. Apps come out right before I turn 21. Time’s rolling by faster than I ever thought it would.


Here was the final edit for my short photo book project: Re:Birth (in my book, I had song lyrics that I would play when I was helping my grandmother eat, clean, etc etc but I chose not to put them all here as it would be a fucking mess). I got an A on this assignment, by the way. I hope that you guys can see what I was going for with the sequencing and whatnot. Anyways, it is based on the cycle of Life and Death. It starts with death and then shows a transition of the soul going to the afterlife (via train) and then eventually being reborn again. I guess I’m kind of fascinated by death. Not saying that I want to die, but I’m just fascinated by the concept of closing your eyes and not waking up. I mean, it’s kind of something I think we take for granted, but what if we didn’t wake up? Would we know? Would we be reborn? What would happen? I’m personally not religious in any way, shape, or form, but since I haven’t died, I can’t pass judgement on anyone’s opinions of what happens after death.. I mean how the fuck would I prove them wrong? I don’t think of death as a bad thing at all, by the way. Instead of being opposites, I look at it as a natural part of life. Not to say that it’s something to be celebrated, but ugh you know what I mean. Which reminds me, I remember watching some movie when I was 10 or so and being scared shitless at the concept of dying… Enough that I couldn’t eat my ice cream. But now my fear has turned into more of a curiosity because the one thing we know the least about the one thing we are certain of. After all, the only guarantee in life is death. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14


Happy May! Today my friend Kiyomi helped me finish up a photography project for a class. After that, I met up with Sean to shoot and grab some food. Shintaro met us up shortly after so we could pick up some frames for our gallery showing.. I ended up spending ~$35 on 10 4×6 frames. I originally wanted to use 8×10 prints, but after looking at how big the frames would be and considering that I don’t have that much space, I decided to size down a lot.

Speaking of the gallery, you can find info on it here in this pic:

Gallery info

If anyone in the SF area can make it, I would be grateful. Me and my classmates have put a lot of thought into our individual pieces so showing up and just saying hey would mean a lot.