Estevan Oriol is a Mexican American photographer and director based in Los Angeles, California. His work has been featured in numerous magazines, usually reflects Los Angeles urban and gang culture, and he has also photographed many celebrities including Eminem, Kim Kardashian, Cypress Hill, Dennis Hopper, Blink 182, Forest Whitaker, Adrien Brody, Xzibit, 50 Cent, Danny Trejo and more. He is also known for directing several music videos as well as for his partnership with Mister Cartoon for Joker Brand Clothing. He is affiliated with Soul Assassins.
Oriol started his career as a bouncer at hip-hop clubs before moving on to tour manage Cypress Hill and House of Pain. During that time he began documenting his life on the road. His reputation allowed him to photograph gang members and celebrities alike. His work has been featured in magazines such as Complex, FHM, GQ, Vibe, Rolling Stone, The Source and many more.
In 2004, he participated in the elaboration of the globally successful videogame, GTA San Andreas.
Oriol has gone on to direct music videos for numerous rock and hip-hop artists. He has also released various books and calendars, including the 2009 LA Woman. He is the son of photographer Eriberto Oriol.
"L.A. PORTRAITS" THE BOOK,
"Saturday Night" by Travis Barker,
"16 16 Six" by The Drips,
"Lights Out" by P.O.D.,
"Not Now" by Blink 182,
"What I Can't Describe" by The Transplants,
"Gangsters & Thugs" by The Transplants,
"Swing Life Away" by Rise Against,
"Like Yeah" by Tech N9ne,
"Criminal Set" by Xzibit,
"Stronger" by TRUSTcompany,
"Down" by Blink 182,
"Funky Beat" by Big Red,
"Shit On You" by D12,
"Dr. Greenthumb" by Cypress Hill,
"Do Something" by Dyme Def,
"Traffic" by the Reyes Bros,
"Fish" by Bambu,
"Hold You Down" by The Alchemist