And the end is near. 2013 brought many blessings which brightened my life. They gave me strength, perspective, a sense of understanding about the world in which I live in. My camera became my other eyes, my companion. These are some of those photos which reflect my experiences this year. Enjoy. This was my project for advance digital class. I spent about five hours with Maria, she works picking strawberries on a field located at La Palma Avenue in Anaheim. She has been in the United States for about 20 years and her four children are now attending college.A random band I photographed at an underground show in Los Angeles. The lead singer was connected. Rogelio was also part of my final project for advance digital class. He works in a car wash on Harbor Blvd in Fullerton. He wsq shy at first but ended up opening up about his life. Jack "The Cowboy" a great friend from Fullerton. Here he is getting food at the pantry on Lemon St and Wilshire. The crowd at the Benefit show for Mike Atta at the Echoplex in Los Angeles. This was the first time I experienced a punk show. Here I realized I had an eye for concert photography. King Khan and Bbq Show at the Constellation Room. In the beginning of the year I was giving the opportunity to intern for the OC Weekly. A blessing overall. One of my favorite bands of all time, El Gran Silencio from Monterey, Mexico. They performed along Panteon Rococo and Inspector at The Belasco Theater in Los Angeles. I never forget to appreciate the sunsets. They are the beginning of the end. Mike Atta ( Middle Class) at his latest show at The Echoplex in Los Angeles. Mike is a warrior battling cancer. My dear friend Regina and hes beautiful family Aaron and Conrad. I took a trip down to LAmerica. Los Angeles del Infierno from Spain performing at The Observatory in Santa Ana.One thing I've learned is that you got to get "close" in order to get the shot. Liran' Roll from Mexico performing at The Observatory in Santa Ana. Shooting people is a process. Capturing their essence is a bonus. It is not about the destination but all about the journey. Here is my beautiful friend Monica modeling during a California sunset. On assignment for the OC Weekly. Guinida Lane in Anaheim was targeted by the city. Developers, money and greed. On an adventure at the LACMA. I always notice people. They are the gold.Noche de Altares in Santa Ana for the OC Weekly. My friend Jeremy Harrison hired me to create his album cover. His beauty and passion are contagious. Saul Hernandez from Caifanes performing at the House of Blues in Anaheim. Griffith Observatory view. Sometimes one must get out of the ground. An unusual fashion show at the Catrina Ball in Santa Ana.This year I also found many new bands. 80 Proof performed at the House of Blues in Anaheim. Sushi Noguchi won Best sushi at 2013 The Golden Foodie Awards. They are beautiful people with a talent for the hospitality business. Two humans living at La Palma Park in Anaheim. Los Enanitos Verdes from Argentina performed at the House of Blues in Anaheim. The Adolescents ripping it at Alex's Bar in Long Beach. Happy 50th birthday Steve Soto (The Adolescents) This year I was blessed to be part of Dish food special edition for the OC Weekly. Here is some delicious food from Au Lac in Westminster. Molotov from Mexico. One of the best shows of my life. Panteon Rococo from Mexico at The Observatory in Santa Ana. Prisca and Hank got married this year. One of my first weddings. My beautiful daughter Emma getting baptized. She thinks I'm interesting because I'm a photographer. March against police brutality at the Anaheim police department. No comment. Los Prisoneros at Reventón Super Estrella at The Staples Center.On assignment for the OC Weekly. March in favor of justice for Treyvon Martin. Lucha Libre at The Orange County Fair.One Year anniversary for Kelly Thomas. Justice is on the way. March against ICE holds at The Orange County Jail. (OC Weekly) My mom living life on her birthday.The Fullerton Police evicted a community of transients that lived behind the Hunt Branch Library in Fullerton. On an adventure at the Exposition Park in Los Angeles.May Day March in Downtown Los Angeles. Chef Hiro was featured at the OC Weekly. He has a vivid soul. This is my favorite photo of all year. I relate. He is hidden a hidden gem ready to come out. To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don't grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float. Keep floating in 2014. I will. Peace.