Give me a cactus, a photo shoot with Rush, some tattoos by Posh and I will conquer the world. I had this shoot with my friend Rush in a cool studio in Downtown LA with an amazing view that let us observe the beautiful L.A. skyline. It was a fun day and when we were finished, the sun went down and DTLA was illuminated by a red, orange light, covered in the ocean dust that was rising from the coast. We had our first shoot in the desert during spring time, where I literally stood naked right by stinky Salton Sea. I first experienced this Californian freedom which I know now, was just the beginning. Thanks to Rush for taking me to such fantastic places and letting me feel this Californian spirit.

Photographed by Rush Varela