Saturday, December 1, 2012

Shangela “WERQIN' GIRL”

I worked with Shangela from Rupaul’s Drag Race on her latest music video “WERQIN' GIRL”. I wore a few different hats from Cameraman assistance, second cameraman, grip to rigging, a lot of crew stuff. Over all it was a great experience.

Link to video is below, A must watch the video is pretty funny, Shangela is very Talented.

Friday, October 19, 2012

1100 Elementary Students

I photographed 1100 Elementary Students on Wednesday the 17th, it was the first time I worked with green screen.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Out Faces LB: Kyle Bullock

A portrait I took of Kyle was used in a feature for the blog “Get Out LB”. Kyle is doing amazing things in Long Beach, to read the article about him use the link below.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Chelcee Wood

Chelcee was my last student at The Center. I ended my photo workshop on the 1st of October. I had done it for a year and I figured it was time to move on and bring photography somewhere else. I was able to give Chelcee a film camera that someone had donated to my workshop. These pictures are from her first few rolls of film. I think she is very talented and should pursue a career in photography. She wants to be a film maker which is close enough for me.

If you would like to hire or follow Chelcee’s photographic journey please follow and support her Business Facebook page

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Press Telegram 2.0

I was interviewed by the Press Telegram about Long Beach City College’s photo program being cut. Photography changed my life; we must work as a community to save the LBCC photo program.

Link to article

Petitioning to Save the LBCC Photo Dept

Monday, September 3, 2012

Jeff (Out Takes)

I photographed Jeff during the summer and these were the two pictures I liked the most, they have some minor flaws like a cut off hand in one. I had planned to re-photograph Jeff to fine tune our photo magic together, but the second shoot hasn’t happened. I keep coming back to look at these. I decided to post them anyway. Musicians have B-sides and outtakes of their catalogues and I figured why can’t photographers.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Catching up with Jai

Jai and I went to lunch at Olvera Street a few weeks back, I brought my camera of course.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

SF Marathon

I was in San Fran photographing my Tia Linda; she was running the SF Marathon. I mentioned before that I didn’t have a mom or dad growing up. What I did have was my grandma and my four aunts. This is my Tia Linda. It was Linda who developed my creative spirit. When I was young she would lend me her Nirvana and Michael Jackson CDs. She taught me how to high kick like Madonna. She was the 1st person to tell me about Van Gogh. I owe her the world; she inspired me then and still does today.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Photo Workshop (update)

Last Monday we made jewelry boxes in my photo workshop at the Center. I had originally wanted to do it for Valentine’s Day but it’s sometimes takes me while to afford all the supplies for my workshop. The students were really into it. I went to a few local cigar stores and they donated the cigar boxes for us to use. Like they say Better late than never.

I’m also raising money for us to put together a photo book. We have been shooting since October of last year. If you would like to donate to this cause please contact me at

Last I also have two star students who would benefit from owning their own DSLRs. I plan to write Canon and see if I can get them each a digital rebel. Which was my first camera but also looking for used ones. If you can help please contact me at .

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Photography is Not Free

While looking for a job I kept coming across a bunch of unpaid photography jobs. When will people understand photography is not free, that and Taco Bell is looking for an Instagram summer Photographer lol (hilarious)

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Palos Verdes Art Center Exhibit

Palos Verdes Art Center

Photography Exhibition
Friday June 29, 2012 5pm to 7pm

550 Deep Valley Drive Suite 261
Rolling Hills Estates CA 90274

Please come out and support Anthony Castro’s current photography
exhibit at the Palos Verdes Art Center.

My current photographic project is a series of portraits of men that
live in my neighborhood. Keeping with the theme from my first project
I’m continuing to use my local community as a source of photographic
inspiration. I challenge the idea that a photographer has to leave home
to create. Through the photographic process, I developed a sense of
home pride.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Eutopia Art Exhibit

Eutopia~ An Art Gathering in support of HIV/AIDS Awareness, A special event for the LGBT community that mixes Art, Drag and HIV Education & Testing.

AltaMed Indiana Site 512 S. Indiana Street, Los Angeles 90063

June 28, 2012 from 5pm to 9:30pm

I'm bringing out some of heavy hitters for this art show, its going to be fun.