Monday, December 12, 2011


This is Steve-O, he is deaf. He wrote me on Facebook saying I snubbed him at the local Albertsons. That he recognize me from Facebook. After I apologized he agreed to sit for me. It was interesting not having verbal influence over my subject. I would make gestures and he understood most of them. It was fun.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Isaac and the American Asylum Jacket

This portrait is missing a layer but I love the expression Isaac is making, it's not like him to be serious but I think he was getting fed up.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

David John

It takes balls to invite a photographer into your home. The camera can be an intimidating instrument. I’m fortunate to know people who are confident and open to being transparent.

Saturday, November 5, 2011


I’m working on two finals. One is a documentary set where a person invites me into their home and we do a shoot. It was raining and there wasn’t enough window light to expose an image. These images are a combo of flash and window light.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Evolutionary Productions Documentary

One of my photos is going to be featured in a documentary about being Gay and Latin. My portrait of Anthony will be included in the History section of the film. I’m very excited to be a part of this project.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Be: A Street Portrait Study Exhibition

Be: A street portrait study
By: Jacqueline Arevalo

Saturday, November 5 · 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Project Gallery
218 n Promenade
Long Beach CA 90802

Project Gallery presents Photographs by Jacqueline Arevalo

"My portrait study is a brief look into the life of individuals in the middle of a melting-pot America. It is my view of the pure beauty of people in their rawest forms -- their faces, their emotions, and their expressions of life. I share with you a closer look into their stories one snap at a time. Each shot is a display of my perspective of life amidst the hustles of everyday life in Los Angeles as I have witnessed it."

Curated by Neil France

Exhibition will continue through December 5, 2011

More information (562) 606-7438 or

Monday, October 31, 2011

In Memoriam

Today is the 31st anniversary of my father’s death. He was 18 when he passed away. I was almost 8 months. I’m thinking of doing a series with the old photographs my family has of him. I was thinking something along the lines where I reenact his portraits, just an idea.

Thursday, October 6, 2011


Ayumi was female element for my fashion shoot for the school magazine.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


I shot Armando for a story we are doing in my publication class about shopping and fashion.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Missing Pictures

Late last month I joined Google+ and when I created the profile it uploaded all the images from my blog to my profile. I didn’t want my blog and profile connected and I pressed the remove photo album button, not knowing it was deleting every image from my blog. I was horrified. I have located 200 of the 300 images deleted and will slowly start putting them back.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Trying to fix the falling back wall, either distorted Jor-El’s head or crop too much of the bathroom door. We were in a tight space.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


This is Alex who I also shot for my crime novelist home work. I often if I can like to shoot multiple people for a project. We ran into a few problems. My wireless syncer wasn’t working and we couldn’t get the strobes to fire. I had to use the model lights with a 1.8 f stop. The image is a little noisy because I was shooting at a high iso. I shot Alex the night before Armando, needless to say Armando benefited from the somewhat of a practice shoot I had with Alex.

Monday, September 12, 2011


This week’s photo home work was to create a portrait for a crime novelist. I went with a film noir style. I found Armando on line. Doesn’t he look the part?

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Untitled Pink Mask

I tried to shoot this scene on the beach but there were too many forces working against me. We came back to the studio with half the time and got this image. I don’t feel we nailed it but I do think we got close to something. I was aiming for an image with less contrast and the shadows are pretty deep. But we were rushing trying to get something to build off from.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


This is Marley one of my current subjects. He has a skin disease and all those little bumps are pimples or black heads. He says working with me is helping him come out from hiding. I have been exploring the secrecy of mask we wear as individuals. Taking classes at the college I was extremely guarded and afraid to share private information about my life. I thought my past would victimize me and I would be judged unfairly. Alanis Morissette said this and has sung about it. I always thought wow she must be around really cool people because there is no way I can be like this in a public setting. But I realize I was just making excuses. Photography has lent me more confidence to be transparent and be more open, there is a lot of energy spent in hiding and I’m working with imagery that explore those feelings and ideas.

Friday, August 12, 2011


I’m taking a publication class and we had an in class assignment to shoot a classmate. I had the good fortune of shooting Sanjin.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Doll Parts

I’m behind on my editing I have four sets of shoots I haven’t gone through or done any editing to. There is plenty to come.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

New Direction

I’m trying out a more natural look with my urban landscapes. I’m still a fan of HDR and I still LOVE my blur filters but Since February I have done two solo shows, five group shows and three lectures. When people come up to me and talk to me they always compliment my compositions. No one has ever came up to me and said, “I really like how you are using the blur filter to express yourself.” I think the pressure from the first solo show made me insecure with my compositions and I brought out all the tricks and whistles to hide behind. Doesn’t mean I have completely thrown them away but just trying something new on to see if it fits.