With award season wrapping up in LA for the time being, I decided to go through some images I had taken out at the 1 OAK location in Los Angeles. On the night of these photos, I had been invited by Diddy to come out and be his photographer for his Golden Globes after party. At the time, the venue had not officially opened, so I believe it was a soft opening. But there was nothing soft about this night. The club was packed and full of smiles as everyone seemed out to genuinely have a good time. And I must say, with having someone like Mr. Combs hosting the event, there is no way this would not be a good time. I decided to bring out my Leica M 240 along with a 28mm lens and a flash for this event. I didn’t want to be too obtrusive with a DSLR rig along with big flash getting in people’s way. Now if you know me you know I am not a big fan of crowds or being squished together with a ton of people. Usually it is unbearable to me, but I think since I was shooting photos I was able to block all of that out. I have to thank you Diddy and Chris for the invite and having me along for the evening. It was a great time.
Walking in with the man himself.
1 Oak Los Angeles looking pretty packed.
Joaquin Phoenix and Diddy.
What up DJ Premier.
Michael K. Williams.
Candid of Diddy and Cassie.
Joe B. Smoove.
Music legends Usher and Diddy.
Had to take a second to appreciate this shot of Diddy on the mic having some fun with the crowd. Now that’s a party.