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“Everyday Grind” – RICKSHAWS: Man vs. Auto from Roarkyd on Vimeo. Third in a series of short narratives I directed for “Like Me, Like You”, the composer duo of Brady Cohan and Ross Garren, is “EVERDAY GRIND” – RICKSHAWS: Man vs. Auto”, a visual documentary that looks at the daily lives of RICKSHAW drivers in […]

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For those of you that know me well, you know that at the end of 2008 I walked away from a very successful job I had worked hard at for nearly 13yrs, due in part to a wonderful creative opportunity, but propelled forward by what I like to dub as a “White Collar Crime”. It […]

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“Good Lookin’” by Anthony Valadez feat. Bird from Roarkyd on Vimeo. Anthony Valadez and his label, Plug Research, liked the 1st music video I directed for the track “Searching For” , so they decided to circle back and give me a crack at another song on AntVala’s LP “In Search Of”, this one titled “Good […]

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It’s been a busy year (no complaints), so much so that I haven’t had a chance to get through my travel photos from the most recent trip to India (Dec2013-Jan2014) until now. I feel so lucky to be afforded the opportunity to travel to India every year to visit my sister and her family. Honestly, […]

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Last fall, my cousin got married in Virginia. It was quite the momentous occasion for the Dhillon family because it marked the first time since 2003 that my entire immediate family would travel together…Mom, Bap (aka Dad), Preet (my sis, YES, she flew in from India for 4 days to attend this wedding, because family […]

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“Searching For” by Anthony Valadez feat. Miles Bonny from Roarkyd on Vimeo. “Why do I do this? Is it ’cause I’m searching for, Something I haven’t found before? Or is it just me? Why do I go through this? Is it ’cause I’m searching for, Something I haven’t found before? Or is it just me? […]

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Harley-Davidson presents “A LOOK INSIDE…” 2014 India Bike Week, GOA from Roarkyd on Vimeo. Early this year, I was given an incredible opportunity to travel to Goa, India to cover Harley Davidson for the 2nd Annual India Bike Week. I know people throw this phrase/expression around a lot, but trust me when I say this […]

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Le Angelique Hair Tools – “Behind-the-Scenes” at Turning Heads Salon from Roarkyd on Vimeo. I have the privilege of working with some pretty amazing folks on editorials, at the top of that list being my all-star squad of Jessica Davis (make-up) and DaRico Jackson (hair). DaRico hired me to do a behind-the-scenes fashion editorial featuring […]

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My best friends in this wonderful life are the kind of cats that you can speak to after a couple days, weeks, months or even years and pick up right where we left off. My oldest & dearest friend from childhood (and I’m talking, we go back, WAY BACK, all the way to Kindergarten…yeah, real […]

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“The Dance” a Short Film from Roarkyd on Vimeo. Second in a series of short narratives I directed for “Like Me, Like You”, the composer duo of Brady Cohan and Ross Garren, is “THE DANCE”, which tells the story of the dance we all go through in the never ending search for love. Enjoy! Young […]

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I’m from Los Angeles, born & raised. Grew up in Sherman Oaks. The image above, that’s actually my parent’s house (and, as a matter of a fact, that’s my father workin’ the lawn mower – HOLD UP, can I just say something? I love how down my father is to get involved in projects I’m […]

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My people, I’m very excited to announce my new DJ residency w/king selectah ANTHONY VALADEZ at the POT LOBBY BAR inside THE LINE HOTEL (Koreatown). The bumpage jumps off EVERY WEDNESDAY from 8PM-12AM. We’ll be servin’ up a tasty blend of beats, soul, hip-hop and all things groove-licious, while the legendary Roy Choi & his […]

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“The Search” a Short Film from Roarkyd on Vimeo. In a previous post, I introduced you to “Like Me, Like You”, the composer duo of Brady Cohan and Ross Garren. I mentioned how the duo hired me to brand their sound via directing a multitude of short films that depict visual narratives of their music. […]

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I’ve known Nicki Hodolik for about 3yrs now. Met her behind the turntables on a Monday night. I was on the 1200z, she had just landed up in Los Angeles from Germany and appreciated the underground music as a professional dancer. We had a common friend. Instant bond. From the time we met, to the […]

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Angie Swan Debut EP from Roarkyd on Vimeo. My good friend Angie Swan, a phenomenal guitar player and an even greater individual, reached out to me because she was beginning to record her debut EP and wanted to document the process on film. When she called, I just had an ear-to-ear grin. Not because I […]

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A very talented hair stylist whom I have the pleasure to work with, Mr. DaRico Jackson, asked if I could help out last minute for a test shoot as we wrapped on our “Unwrapped Bollywood” Editorial. Only thing was, the shoot was happening the following morning at 8AM and we were just wrapping at 8PM […]

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To celebrate this milestone of a birthday, I got up at 6AM, put on my headphones and rocked a freestyle DJ mix of some tasty odds & ends that I’ve discovered in the final year of my 30s. This is sonically how it feels to turn 40. Yup, grown-folk music. ENJOY!

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LIKE ME, LIKE YOU: “Scene 4 – Beautiful Little Fool” off The Unseen EP (Spring 2013) from Roarkyd on Vimeo. “Like Me, Like You” is the musical composer duo of the very talented Brady Cohan and Ross Garren. Brady has literally, I shit you not, in the last year dropped FOUR ALBUMS. Yeah dude. 4 […]

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Three years ago, I had the honor of photographing the wedding of Jasmeen & Jasjit, an amazingly loving & artistic couple. If you can hire me for a wedding, consider yourself lucky. I vet clients like crazy. I’m actually interviewing you for the job, not vice versa. Why? Because a wedding is a major life […]

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Last summer, I started to expand my photography services into video work. To be honest, I view it more like a move BACK to shooting film, because in the ’80s (yes, I mean the 1980s), I used to make short films with my dad’s VCR/Video camera – remember those? You’d have a 2-piece massive VHS […]

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