This is Helen Arase's application for the staff photographer position at the Dallas Morning News. Please feel free to explore my other work, including my audio and text reporting here or my other photojournalism.

Still photography

 Carlos Rodriguez's children enjoy lowriding just as much as the Sacramento lowrider himself. Rodriguez is a member of the Dukes Car Club, dedicated to lowrider "bombs" manufactured during and just after the World War years, and is known for his 1947 Buick Super. On this Saturday night, the Rodriguez family cruises the two-tone pearl blue and white Buick from their suburban home in Rio Linda to downtown Sacramento. They are joined by unaffiliated and other lowriding clubs' members.  ARASE / PHOTOGRAPHING 'SLOW AND LOW'

Carlos Rodriguez's children enjoy lowriding just as much as the Sacramento lowrider himself. Rodriguez is a member of the Dukes Car Club, dedicated to lowrider "bombs" manufactured during and just after the World War years, and is known for his 1947 Buick Super. On this Saturday night, the Rodriguez family cruises the two-tone pearl blue and white Buick from their suburban home in Rio Linda to downtown Sacramento. They are joined by unaffiliated and other lowriding clubs' members.

ARASE / PHOTOGRAPHING 'SLOW AND LOW'

 Carlos Rodriguez cruises his 1947 Buick Super - one of three lowriders his family owns. Rodriguez has been lowriding for the last 12 years. Though he did not grow up lowriding, he is determined to make the activity an integral part of his children's lives.  ARASE / PHOTOGRAPHING 'SLOW AND LOW'

Carlos Rodriguez cruises his 1947 Buick Super - one of three lowriders his family owns. Rodriguez has been lowriding for the last 12 years. Though he did not grow up lowriding, he is determined to make the activity an integral part of his children's lives.

ARASE / PHOTOGRAPHING 'SLOW AND LOW'

 Daniel Galvez, known as Danny D, prepares another layer of paint on a repair and repaint of a motorcycle. The motorcycle will ultimately be candy red - a semi-translucent red-tinted finish - and pinstriped. Galvez is owner and operator of Danny D Studios, a custom paint and pinstripe shop, known worldwide for his elaborate paint and customizations. His first lowrider was a hand-me-down bicycle when he was growing up in East L.A. and first lowrider car that he built himself was a Chevrolet El Camino.   ARASE / PHOTOGRAPHING 'SLOW AND LOW'

Daniel Galvez, known as Danny D, prepares another layer of paint on a repair and repaint of a motorcycle. The motorcycle will ultimately be candy red - a semi-translucent red-tinted finish - and pinstriped. Galvez is owner and operator of Danny D Studios, a custom paint and pinstripe shop, known worldwide for his elaborate paint and customizations. His first lowrider was a hand-me-down bicycle when he was growing up in East L.A. and first lowrider car that he built himself was a Chevrolet El Camino. 

ARASE / PHOTOGRAPHING 'SLOW AND LOW'

Please scroll to the bottom of the page for more of the photography series, "Photographing 'Slow and Low'"


Stand Alone Stills

The following is news, sports and feature photography. 

"Campus Times" and "La Verne Magazine"

These are photographs from my time serving as photographer and photo editor of the "Campus Times" newspaper and "La Verne Magazine" biannual feature magazine. 

"The Claremont Courier"

This is news and feature coverage of Claremont, Calif. from my time as in intern and freelancing for "The Claremont Courier."


Long-form documentary video

series still photography

Coverage of the 2017 and 2018 Women's March in Los Angeles

A 15-minute documentary about lowriding: A famous custom lowrider painter who has been lowriding since he was a kid, his employee in the dawn of her career and a prominent Sacramento lowrider talk about stereotypes, their stories of lowriding and the future of the lifestyle.

You can view the entire "Slow and Low" capstone here (best in Google Chrome).


"Photographing 'Slow and Low'"

A photography series to compliment the documentary "Slow and Low" by Helen Arase

Click each image to enlarge

ARASE / PHOTOGRAPHING 'SLOW AND LOW'