My name is Natalie Arriola. I am a photographer and writer currently living in Fresno, CA. I try to find beauty in the dust, heat, and agriculture which make up California’s San Joaquin Valley. I like to say that “The Grapes of Wrath” was about my family.

A lot of what you will find here is landscape and nature photography. You will also find moody images of interiors and exteriors from my home, hotels, and the homes of my friends and family. As well as portraits and posts of occasional studio work. I am not the kind of artist who believes that I have some great message to pass on to my viewers, but rather that my viewers bear the message by way of what they find in my work.

I also enjoy conceptual photography and am currently working on developing a more comprehensive body of conceptual work.

1st October 2012

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A group of children were playing with an enormous beach ball in Manhattan Beach this Saturday. I so badly wanted to get in on it!

A group of children were playing with an enormous beach ball in Manhattan Beach this Saturday. I so badly wanted to get in on it!

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20th September 2012

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Everything but the kitchen sink.

Everything but the kitchen sink.

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19th September 2012

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19th September 2012

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The Awakening

The Awakening

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28th August 2012

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Out.

Out.

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28th August 2012

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Inside.

Inside.

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17th July 2012

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Remains 2. I like this one better than the first one. I altered the editing a bit and the composition is better.

Remains 2. I like this one better than the first one. I altered the editing a bit and the composition is better.

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6th July 2012

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4th of July steel wool madness.

4th of July steel wool madness.

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4th July 2012

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4th July 2012

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