Estevan Oriol is an internationally celebrated professional photographer, director and urban lifestyle entrepreneur. Beginning his career as a hip-hop club bouncer 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 later, Oriol’s extensive portfolio juxtaposes 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. He has photographed Al Pacino, Robert Dinero, Dennis Hopper, Marissa Miller, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Floyd Mayweather, and Lance Armstrong amongst others. He has also produced shoots for internationally-acclaimed photographers such as Ellen von Unwerth for Sang Bleu and Luca Babini for GQ Italy.
RIP Jay Adams - VENICE ORIGINAL. I shot this for Risen Magazine some years back. The 1st time I seen jay was in 79' or 80' at Marina Del Rey Skate Park. I was skating in the lower key hole and him and the rest of the Dogtown boyz were tearing up the Dogbowl. He was already a legend then!!! Last time we talked was On Instagram we were both in Hawaii and he wanted to take me surfing. RIP HOMIE !!!#thisislosangeles#estevanoriol#ripJayAdams#35mmfilm#blackAndWhite#venice#legend