GR: Tell us a little bit about yourself and where you live.
MO: I was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. I moved to LA because of skateboarding, and now live in Costa Mesa, ca. I'm a photographer and creative consultant.
GR: Inspiration / influences?
MO: My inspiration comes from the streets, the art, the people, the fashion. I'm influenced by, Gene Krell, Dylan Rieder, Duffy, and most of all my friends.
GR: How did you become interested in photography?
MO: It all started because of skateboarding in the 80s. I wanted to shoot photos of my friends, Christian Hosoi, cab, gonz, Natas. I never would have thought it would mean as much as it does to me.
GR: Favorite band(s) at the moment.
MO: It all depends on my mood or what I'm doing. I love music and listen to most everything.
GR: Favorite alcoholic beverage.
GR: When you're not taking photos, you are...
MO: Thinking about taking photos, skateboarding,surfing,riding one of my moto bikes or chilling out at my studio doing art.
GR: Night owl or early bird?
MO: Early bird now.
GR: Do you have any photography tricks/tips to share with someone just starting out?
MO: Take as many photos as you can.
GR: You have $8 in your wallet, what do you spend it on?
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