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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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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4th July 2012

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4th July 2012

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2nd July 2012

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"Behind Closed Doors"

"Behind Closed Doors"

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1st July 2012

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8th June 2012

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This photo was inspired by Kurt Vile’s song “Society is My Friend.” 

This photo was inspired by Kurt Vile’s song “Society is My Friend.” 


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7th June 2012

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Outtake from a shoot I did last weekend. Almost done editing the photo. Cannot wait to show it off!!

Outtake from a shoot I did last weekend. Almost done editing the photo. Cannot wait to show it off!!

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31st May 2012

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31st May 2012

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