Discussing BROKEN – SRJC Arts & Lecture

Santa Rosa Junior College offered me the opportunity to discuss BROKEN, my year-long project with homeless couple Steve and Michelle. It was an opportunity to explain why long term documentary photography is vital to understanding complex social issues. It also helped explain that in order to see something like Steve's relationship with his son it... Continue Reading →


Seadrift Beach

<p><a href="https://vimeo.com/309190336">Seadrift Beach New Years Day 2019</a> from <a href="https://vimeo.com/erikcastro">erik castro | photojournalist</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p> I've always seen the camera as just a tool. Whether it's my big SLR Nikon or my iPhone I get the same sense of expression from both. A New Years Day at the beach shot with my iPhone. January... Continue Reading →


I met these three ghost hunters on assignment for The Press Democrat. They are members of┬áNor-Cal Paranormal Research Society based in Cloverdale, California. We went to their favorite place to search out those in the after life, the Cloverdale Cemetery. I arrived early and roamed the old graveyard photographing some of the weathered tombstones. It... Continue Reading →

BROKEN in newsprint

The Press Democrat gave 2 days of front page coverage to tell the complete story of BROKEN, a year-long project that aims at showing intimate details of life for homeless couple Steve Singleton and Michelle Last. No doubt the editors and staff at The Press Democrat have thrown all their support behind this project which... Continue Reading →

Portraits in Petaluma

I was invited to produce portraits of Petaluma residents or anyone in the neighborhood at the Petaluma Arts Center on June 17, 2017. About 60 people showed up for the 4 hours I was shooting. These 3 portraits are my favorites. The top portrait is Cris Pulido with his 7-day-old daughter Eve. He's the only... Continue Reading →

Women’s March 2017 – Santa Rosa, CA

I was with my wife, niece and 10-year-old daughter during the Women's March in Santa Rosa, California along with millions of others across the world. Local news said over 5,000 attended in Santa Rosa. Here are a few moments for that rainy day.

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