BEHIND THE LENS WITH ESTEVAN ORIOL
You’ve seen his work from the rap album covers you’ve bought, music videos you’ve watched, and the infamous “LA Chola” fingers that grace thousands of t-shirts. We sat with OG and L.A. legend Estevan Oriol to discuss today’s photographers, biters and his vantage point of West Coast culture, and why he wants to show us what his world is like from the outside looking in.
Here are some behind the scenes snaps of our issue 12 cover shoot and interview with Estevan on the rooftop in downtown Los Angeles. Estevan was consummate professional all around G. He’s represented Los Angeles counterculture by way of his lens.
Snaps by: Leah Moriyama & Estevan Oriol
Rest in Paradise Mr. Trigz
The legendary Freddy Roach
Issue 12 is in stores and at all Barnes & Noble locations nationwide as well as global newsstands.
I am the co-owner and Editor-in-Chief for this publication and movement called Tokewell. I eat. I write. I shoot, and I’m constantly in the driver’s seat on life’s road trip to the never ending journey of why.
“I’d rather stimulate your mind, then emulate your purpose.” – Aceyalone