Bike Route To and From Assignment
One of the publications I shoot for is a new start up called The District Weekly. It's a Long Beach based alternative weekly, which is pretty much comprised of all the talent from the OC Weekly that defected after it was purchased by Village Voice media.
Here are a few shots from my first assignment with them. I was assigned to take a portrait of a activist Tarin Olson, who is trying desperately to keep some of the new development projects in check by bringing the public voice into discussions. This city, like others, has a habit of moving forward without any community input especially in terms of new development. When it does seek input, it is usually perfunctory and is more like a "listening tour" rather than honest to goodness debate.