Privileged to have shot the cover and spread for the May 2013 issue of Yellow Magazine. Enjoy the photos below and view the online spread at Now for some details about the shoot…

From the very beginning, I knew I absolutely wanted to have the best team possible for this shoot. I can’t say thank you enough to my amazing team who made this shoot possible. Big credit to Dennis and Dawn for really coming up with the creative direction for this shoot. Also stoked to present the Houston market to models Meghan Takahashi and Kristin Douglas who are extremely talented and just plain rock.

I decided to call the shoot “The Heist”. This photoshoot took place right before I embarked on some travels to South America and SE Asia for my ‘Romance of the Photograph’ book project. Shot at this pretty shady, crack motel in the Mexican part of town (well I’m Mexican and near my old stomping grounds), I can tell you this. We overcame a LOT of obstacles to make this shoot possible. From motel after motel turning us down, to part of the team having to be hospitalized and needing emergency surgery. But somehow the planets aligned, god looked down on us and made it all possible.

Photography – Jay Marroquin |
Creative Direction – Dennis Clendennen & Dawn Ohlsson Bell
Hair – Dennis Clendennen (Lead), Taylor Coleman & Brittany Tedder
Makeup – Terri Clendennen
Wardrobe – All Wardrobe provided by Neiman Marcus
Accessories – Vamp Vintage Wear (Kelly Hardwick)
Lighting/Gaffer – Wesley Reis
Special Thanks – Rebecca Alice Reading, Lyndsey Case & Dana Ranslem
Models : Meghan Takahashi (The Campbell Agency) | Kristin Douglas (BMG Models)