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.

2nd October 2012

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1st October 2012

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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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1st July 2012

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1st July 2012

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Taken at the Griffith Observatory on June 20th, the Summer Solstice.

Taken at the Griffith Observatory on June 20th, the Summer Solstice.

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9th May 2012

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Patrick on the beach. 

Patrick on the beach. 

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9th May 2012

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An example of me forcing Patrick to do dorky, touristy things he doesn’t want to do at Casa De Fruta.

An example of me forcing Patrick to do dorky, touristy things he doesn’t want to do at Casa De Fruta.

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9th May 2012

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9th May 2012

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Heading down to the beach.

Heading down to the beach.

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9th May 2012

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An old car at Casa de Fruta. This picture makes me think of Miller’s Crossing for some reason.

An old car at Casa de Fruta. This picture makes me think of Miller’s Crossing for some reason.

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