Long Beach goes to Pot in OC Weekly Story

I shot the portraits running in this weeks OC Weekly cover story on Long Beach’s apparently failed marijuana dispensary policy.

Pot Clubs – Images by Miguel Vasconcellos

I met some really interesting people like Kat Aldrich, who says her collective was raided illegally by LBCPD. Josh Howard used to own a collective, but says he got screwed out of it.

It’s one of the thing I really love about photography, being able to meet people I otherwise would likely never cross paths with who end up having some of the most interesting personalities or stories I could hope to encounter.