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A photographer who made a name shooting Mexico’s ’85 earthquake is now fighting for his life

A photographer who made a name shooting Mexico’s ’85 earthquake is now fighting for his life

Wesley Bocxe got his break in photojournalism covering a devastating 1985 earthquake in Mexico, which killed an estimated 10,000 people. Exactly 32 years later, on Sept. 19, another massive earthquake struck Mexico. And this time, it toppled his home, leaving Bocxe seriously injured and killing his wife, Elizabeth Esguerra Rosas. Bocxe grew up in New […]

Photographer Gets Dogs Adopted With Stunning “Cones of Fame”

Photographer Gets Dogs Adopted With Stunning “Cones of Fame”

These pups may not have found their respective forever homes if it weren’t for the ingenuity of Erin Einbender. style=”display:inline-block;width:300px;height:250px” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-8420654331411867″ data-ad-slot=”1313712966″> Erin is a photography student at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago, Illinois – and she is a self-proclaimed dog fanatic. CHECK OUT: Pit Bull on the Verge of Euthanization Given […]

Photographer Offers to Take Free Graduation Photos for Kids Who Can’t Afford Them

Photographer Offers to Take Free Graduation Photos for Kids Who Can’t Afford Them

Richard Wah doesn’t have any photos of his high school graduation – that’s because he didn’t have the money to pay for a photographer when he was a teenager. Now that he’s 44 years old, however, he wants to give other kids the opportunities that he never had. style=”display:inline-block;width:300px;height:250px” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-8420654331411867″ data-ad-slot=”1313712966″> Richard, who works as […]

Reflections on Earth Day

Reflections on Earth Day

By David Pu’u I am not a huge fan of the entire Earth Day movement. I see it as a politically inspired facade where people masquerading as leaders, do and say stupid shit, and pretend they care about you and I and the blue marble we spin through space and time on. As my colleague, […]

Local photographer focuses on reflections Cal Lutheran exhibit features works by Paul Finkel

Local photographer focuses on reflections Cal Lutheran exhibit features works by Paul Finkel

“Reflections,” featuring digital works by Paul Finkel, will be on display from Feb. 5 through 20 in the William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art. A reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 6. Finkel will lead a tour of the exhibit, recalling the locations and stories behind the photos, from 2 […]

Grounded trawler “Day Island” getting pounded

Grounded trawler “Day Island” getting pounded

By George Miller and Pam Schlotter The fishing trawler “Day Island” which ran aground off Ventura, just south of the Buenaventura State Beach on 1-10-16 near Woodstock Lane, still has not been salvaged. It took a real beating last night and today. Pieces of the craft were washing ashore. The diesel fuel aboard has been removed. […]

Spotlight on business: Local Kenny Backer Photography

Spotlight on business: Local Kenny Backer Photography

Kenny Backer Photography work weddings as a husband wife team. This Oxnard couple are the perfect combination, helping each other to capture the essence of a moment. Tami Backer has fifteen years experience as a photographer and wedding coordinator which adds an element of extra coordination and a lady’s perspective. Kenny Backer has been a […]

Pursuing Happy

Pursuing Happy

By David Pu’u Originally published on November 5, 2011, but it seemed appropriate to repeat now Happiness Is One of the things that always strikes me about Bali and the Balinese is the degree of happiness which exists. Some may say that being happy is a choice. Well it is, sort of. But not the […]