Expressions of Life aims to capture the very essence of who we are, highlighting the distinctiveness and character of each individual. A journey told through portraits.

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[dropcap]I[/dropcap] like doing ‘urban portraits’ without asking people to pose. It’s more in the subjects’ own environment, their own place where they feel more comfortable. I didn’t want to alter anything, I go by instinct first – I approach people on the street, have an informal conversation and then, from there, see if I can capture their portrait.
There are many pictures, many subjects – each one has its own character, own flavour, own personality.  – Ricardo Palavecino



“I am very fortunate to be part of Los Angeles which is what I feel to be an unique little enclave. The mix of industry, artists and residents here creates a really interesting environment because the industry is artisan driven and the Los Angeles River is a wonderful metaphor and wonderful connection for us and it creates not just focus on residents but actually this space in Frogtown as a vital habitat.”


Spiritual Leader

“I am a spiritual being with the ability to heal. My primary role is to function as a spiritual leader. Helping followers to discover that their own transformation can happen. Spiritual leadership fosters passion in those who follow. Passion is the ingredient that moves people and organizations from production to transformational impact.”



“People know me by “Ninja” I am a homeless, how I became homeless? is a complex story. I live under the 101 Hollywood freeway. I do train the pigeons to earn some money I do not beg for it I do work every day and the pigeons are my partners. My hope is that people will do something to prevent homelessness; I also neither want to show that people with nowhere to live are not all addicts nor are they people too lazy to work.”



Jehovah’s Witnesses

“We come from hundreds of ethnic and language backgrounds, yet we are united by common goals. Above all, we want to honor Jehovah, the God of the Bible and the Creator of all things. We do our best to imitate Jesus Christ and are proud to be called Christians. Each of us regularly spends time helping people learn about the Bible and God’s Kingdom. Because we witness, or talk, about Jehovah God and his Kingdom, we are known as Jehovah’s Witnesses.”



“I am one of the more prodigious taggers from NY City and I moved to LA a few days ago. I am a street artist and I had been painting since 2002.This is more than tagging for me. I do not even think it is a crime. I am very passionate about my work.”

Ricardo Palavecino
Ricardo has been a cinematographer, videographer, and photographer for the past 30 years. He has a multicultural background with substantial international experience in documentaries, dramatic films, mini series, commercials, network promos and corporate videos. He has provided services to various television networks and production companies including, Reuters, Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Discovery Channel, Disney Channel, Sundance Channel, Sony Pictures, AXN Japan, TV Asahi Japan, RAI Italy, and many others.
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