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- Estevan Oriol
Estevan Oriol is the preeminent Los Angeles street photographer of his generation. His legendary work has documented the low rider, and street gang lifestyle for over 20 years.
Estevan Oriol is an internationally celebrated professional photographer, director and urban lifestyle entrepreneur. Beginning his career as a hip-hop club bouncer turned tour manager for popular Los Angeles-based rap groups Cypress Hill and House of Pain, Estevan’s passion for photography developed while traveling the world. With an influential nudge and old camera from his father, renowned photographer Eriberto Oriol, Estevan began documenting life on the road and established a name for himself amid the emerging hip-hop scene.
Nearly 20 years later, Oriol’s extensive portfolio juxtaposes the glamorous and gritty planes of LA culture, featuring portraits of famous athletes, artists, celebrities and musicians as well as Latino, urban, gang, and tattoo counterculture lifestyles. He has photographed Al Pacino, Robert Dinero, Dennis Hopper, Marissa Miller, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Floyd Mayweather, and Lance Armstrong amongst others. He has also produced shoots for internationally-acclaimed photographers such as Ellen von Unwerth for Sang Bleu and Luca Babini for GQ Italy.
In addition to shooting campaigns for companies including Cadillac, Nike and Rockford Fosgate and directing new media projects for My Cadillac Stories, MetroPCS, MTV and Apple, Estevan has designed album covers and/or directed music videos for artists including Eminem, Cypress Hill, Blink 182, Snoop Dogg and Xzibit.
His work has been showcased in select galleries and institutions—such as Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives, Mesa Contemporary Art Center, Petersen Automotive Museum, and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles’ Art in the Streets exhibit—concluding with a best-selling book of his work: LA Woman, capturing the dangerous and alluring beauty of women shot in his uniquely provocative and raw style. His photography has been featured in Complex, FHM, Juxtapoz, GQ, Vibe, Rolling Stone and other publications, with appearances on popular television shows such as, HBO’s Entourage and Last Call With Carson Daly.
Photo School Co-Founder; Michael's photography can be found on countless campaigns and blockbuster action movie posters. He is also a prominent adventure & wildlife photographer, especially known for his innovative shark photography.
Photo School Co-Founder; Patrick is know for his captivating brand of celebrity portraiture. An award winning director, Patrick is a master of both large scale studio lighting, and intimate polaroid shoots alike.
Protege of the Photography Icon Herb Ritts. Brian's A-List celebrity images have graced countless magazine covers and fashion campaigns. His personal work has been shown at galleries around the world.
Kenny is a graphic designer who has created tons of amazing movie posters and album covers. He and his team at Gravillis inc work closely with photographers and artist to take ideas from sketches, to billboards.
Pro Skater turned Pro Photographer, Arto is known for his breathtaking skate photography as well as his incredible lifestyle & portrait images.
Andi is one of Patrick Hoelck's favorite retouching artists, responsible for putting the finishing touches on many of his most recognizable images. She's also a great photographer in her own right, shooting major fashion and advertising campaigns.
Photoschool staffer Chad Brooks has assisted Michael Muller & Patrick Hoelck for years. From lighting, to lenses, Chad is a jack of all trades how knows every trick of the trade inside and out.
Jess has worked for Michael Muller every day for years. She is a formally trained Photoshop Wiz and has retouched thousands of images form Michael.