Estevan Oriol

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Estevan Oriol
Born Estevan Oriol
Occupation Photographer, music video director, producer, editor
Years active 1991–present

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 best-selling LA Woman, published in 2009 by Drago.[1] He is the son of photographer Eriberto Oriol. [2][3]


  • L.A. Woman, 2010. Published by Drago.
  • L.A. Portraits, 2013. Published by Drago.

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