Meet Estevan Oriol, a Mexican American photographer who’s extensive portfolio features everything from Hollywood glamor to gang culture…


Meet Estevan Oriol, a Mexican American photographer and director based in LA, California. Estevan started his career as a hip-hop club bouncer, later 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 on and his work has been featured in numerous magazines including; FHM, Juxtapoz, GQ, Vibe, Rolling Stone and other publications. Oriol’s extensive portfolio highlights both 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. Watch as CNN’s ‘Street Food with Roy Choi’ peruses the fine art photographer’s prolific gallery.

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