Photography is a profound passion of ours here in the studio, and we’d like to share and discuss what we do with everyone in the community, and also to feature your work and discuss everything you love about this art form!
Check out our gallery below, and feel free to leave comments with your thoughts and ideas. For more discussions, visit the Apartment 113 discussion forum. To have your photography featured on the site, and on our Instagram, Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter, leave a comment or contact us directly. If you’re looking to connect with other photographers or models, visit our Artists Connect page. If you’re interested in our services in the photography department, please click here.
Andres Gutierrez, our model photographer, captures one of the brief moments of harmony that exists between people and the natural environment that they inhabit. The subtle vibrancy of red contrasts leaves the auxiliary colors feeling beautifully melancholy, careless, and hopeful all at once, as also effortlessly portrayed by the countenance of the model.
Photojournalist Dorian Owens captures a moment that embodies the purpose of candid photography: To capture the small, arbitrary moments in life that last only for a brief instant, moments where people are in their most vulnerable, and therefore, sincerest state of being.
Curiosity is one of the many facets of vulnerability, which gives birth to authentic genuineness, which is what candid photographer Dorian captures here in a very fleeting moment of sincerity on the part of fellow photographer Erik Thorbecke (ethorphotography.com)
There is a lot to be interpreted here in this vibrant photo taken by our utility photographer, Kevin Castro. He wanted to be sure to capture not only surface vibes such as the heat and excitement of the concert, beating hearts, fleeting enthusiasm, and harmonious positive tension. But what can also be interpreted is the emptiness of the performer, careless human interaction, and a desperate, unsatisfied desire on the part of the audience to capture and hold this moment forever.
Another candid capture, courtesy again of candid photographer Dorian Owens, who captures fellow photographer Erik Thorbecke mid-manifestation of his passion. It is said that if you do something you love for a living, you’ll never have to work a day in your life.
Irresistable dish presented by Forkin’ Good Diner in Walnut, California
Powerful capture and edit of the majestic Joshua Tree Desert.
Here is one of the specialties of utility photographer Kevin Castro, nature photography. He is especially fascinated with mushrooms, as not only does he know most facts about them, but also has a strangely beautiful photo collection of them. This is one of the many.
Gorgeous long exposure shot set up, taken, and edited by Erik Thorbecke (ethorphotography.com). This shot really captures the stupefied state of man before the overwhelming magnificence of the insurmountable creation around them. Compared to the surrounding beauty, the majesty of the stars, the endless ocean, people are just two blurs, sitting in the sand in absolute awe.
Here is one taken by David Gamboa, a friend of photographer Dorian Owens. A beautiful candid shot that obscures the subject of the photo, making the viewer question whether the focus is that of the mysterious, haunting, yet charismatic environment, or the curious, ambitious, and bold woman whom it faces.
Another wonderful candid this time by Kevin, that meshes the subject with the backdrop, but in a way the puts the viewer at ease, with warm, comforting overtones that relay the assurance that everything will be alright.
Dorian’s first crack at model photography, taking advantage of the environment and using the fog in the mountains of Southern California to capture the disquieting sentiments that come with the uncertainty of new romance. Beyond what is unknown, they’ll always have each other.
Here are a couple of fun edits by Dorian Owens, another specialty of his, taking meaningful pictures and adding depth with very interesting image tampering.
To have your photography featured on the site, and on our Instagram, Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter, leave a comment or contact us directly.