Alphi Q.
LA-based. Chicago-raised. Lead instigator and photographer for Veteran Empire

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When the creeper gets creeped on.

#eyes #creep #DTLA #LosAngeles #LA #SoCal #California #shadows #streetphotography #streetog #streetography #fineart #noir #composition #blackandwhite #bw #monochrome #exposure #SonyNEX6 #35mm #skopar #LAstreetphotography #LAstreetog #design #henricartierbresson #street (at Downtown Los Angeles)
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Fashun. 

@altafmaaneshia @stylefwla #altafmaaneshia #stylefwla #fashion #couture #fashun #runway #model #DTLA #LosAngeles #LA #SoCal #California #shadows #streetphotography #streetog #streetography #fineart #noir #composition #exposure #SonyNEX6 #35mm #skopar #LAstreetphotography #LAstreetog (at Downtown Los Angeles)
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Looking like an abstract mod map of Oklahoma, Texas, and Gulf of Mexico. #geometry

#NorthHollywood #NoHo #LosAngeles #LA #SoCal #California #shadows #streetphotography #streetog #streetography #fineart #noir #composition #exposure #SonyNEX6 #35mm #skopar #LAstreetphotography #LAstreetog #design #architecture #oklahoma #texas #mexico (at North Hollywood, Californa)
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"A good photograph is knowing where to stand."  -Ansel Adams

#AnselAdams #DTLA #LosAngeles #LA #SoCal #California #shadows #streetphotography #streetog #streetography #fineart #noir #composition #blackandwhite #bw #monochrome #exposure #SonyNEX6 #35mm #skopar #LAstreetphotography #LAstreetog #design #henricartierbresson #stripes #street #ootd
 (at Pershing Square)
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Trying to get my headshot/portrait game up.

#headshot #eyes #hair #natural #beautiful #model #photoshoot #portrait #actor #actress #Hollywood #Hollyweird   
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Hollyweird.

#Hollywood #Hollyweird #LosAngeles #LA #SoCal #California #light #shadows #streetphotography #streetog #streetography #exposure #SonyNEX6 #35mm #skopar #LAstreetphotography #LAstreetog #arstyfartsy (at Hollywood, California)
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Red.

#architecture #DTLA #LosAngeles #LA #SoCal #California #light #shadows #streetphotography #streetog #streetography #exposure #SonyNEX6 #35mm #skopar #LAstreetphotography #LAstreetog #arstyfartsy #symmetry #blue (at Downtown Los Angeles)
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Can’t wait to watch @christinasofine’s new music videos where she rocks VE gear.

#BeOFP #OFP #OFPveteran #Veteranempire #1stcivdiv #outofregs #military #SanDiego #LosAngeles #LA #Hollywood #HollywoodBowl #hiphop #EAS #DD214#socal #VE #Marines #Navy #Army #AirForce #CoastGuard #fit #fitfam #abs #booty #fitness #fitspo #croptop #americanapparel (at Hollywood Bowl Overlook)
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"Ask photographers to write and they have nothing to say; ask them to talk about their work and they won’t shut up." -Bill Jay

^Me.

#Hollywood #LosAngeles #LA #SoCal #California #light #shadows #streetphotography #streetog #streetography #fineart #noir #composition #blackandwhite #bw #monochrome #exposure #Nikon #50mm #LAstreetphotography #LAstreetog #arstyfartsy (at Hollywood, California)
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Anyone need to book a headshot? Guaranteed it’ll get you booked for your next gig!* 60% of the time, it works every time.

#headshot #eyes #hair #natural #beautiful #model #photoshoot #portrait #actor #actress #Hollywood #Hollyweird 

*Not guaranteed to book your next gig
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Moments in monochrome.

#Hollywood #LosAngeles #LA #SoCal #California #shadows #streetphotography #streetog #streetography #fineart #noir #composition #blackandwhite #bw #monochrome #exposure #SonyNEX6 #35mm #skopar #LAstreetphotography #LAstreetog #arstyfartsy #blue #rgb
 (at Hollywood and Highland Center)
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"Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst." —Henri Cartier-Bresson

#DTLA #LosAngeles #LA #SoCal #California #shadows #streetphotography #streetog #streetography #fineart #noir #composition #blackandwhite #bw #monochrome #exposure #SonyNEX6 #35mm #skopar #LAstreetphotography #LAstreetog #design #henricartierbresson (at Downtown Los Angeles)
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"Some fancy quote about hiding in plain sight" 

#Westwood #UCLA #LosAngeles #LA #SoCal #California #shadows #streetphotography #streetog #streetography #fineart #noir #composition #blackandwhite #bw #monochrome #exposure #SonyNEX6 #35mm #skopar #LAstreetphotography #LAstreetog #design #arstyfartsy #legs (at Westwood Village, California)
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Dranking out my camera lens mug for National Coffee Day as a pre-workout before I get all Yolo McSwagSwoleski in the gym.

Triple whammy IG post: Coffee, photography, and fitness. I win.

#NationalCoffeeDay #photography #coffee #fitness #preworkout #camera #canon #nikon #LA #NoHo #NorthHollywood #winning #yolo
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Creepin’ on girls since 1986. 

#TBT circa 2009. Munich, Germany

#Munich #Muenchen #Germany #Deutschland #ubahn #subway #metro #travel #streetphotography #streetog #streetography #potd #fineart #noir #composition #blackandwhite #bw #monochrome #exposure #Nikon #D700 #50mm #geometry #symmetry