Thursday, September 24, 2020

Man Ascending

Pearls of sweat roll down the sun-drenched arms of Ryan Talbot, 19. The tense muscles of his tangled limbs quake under the weight of his toned frame. After a brief moment of hesitation, Talbot inhales sharply before launching himself upward. Scathing pain twists his calm expression as the rock’s jagged surface scores the skin of his calloused fingers. This brief...

City of sewage

If you thought cleaning rotten eggs sitting in your fridge was bad, think again. An aroma of urine and feces roams the underground city known as the sewers. Four hundred million gallons of raw sewage are being pumped into Hyperion Treatment Plant a day making it the city’s largest wastewater treatment plant. Located in southwest Los Angeles, the...

Fugitive finders

A variety of tattoos cover his arms. His salt and pepper hair is accompanied by honey brown aviator sunglasses. This 6’5” military veteran quietly sits underneath the bright sun, remembering a time when he never imagined he would become a professional bounty hunter. A raspy voice shares his experience working alongside his wife traveling the United States. When someone fails to...

Spring/summer 2015: Dirty and Dangerous

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    http://issuu.com/piercebullmag/docs/masterpdf_5_21_finalprint Spring/summer 2015: Dirty and Dangerous

Pretty tough

It’s early in the morning at the Pierce College Farm. The sound of the wind whips the grass, the smell of soil and animal manure are the first to invade the senses. A ray of sun hits the field and the sweat rolls down one’s forehead signaling the beginning of a workday. It’s time for animals to be fed, for...

All Aspects

Half of the crew slinks to the site with their tools while the other half keeps eyes on the surrounding area. If any security or police show up they’ll have to make a quick getaway. The location has been scouted ahead of time, the preparations have been made and the time has come to execute the plan. Be it art...

Playing with fire

A hot light swirls around a young woman, feeling not the cold grasp of the night but the warm embrace of   the flames. Faint roars of the hot element are heard as it paints the night with its orange light. The young lady, with hair auburn as the element that she controls, is focused on the glowing heat tipped...

Striking with all 8

Whether in a classroom wearing jeans and a t-shirt or in the gym with his royal blue Muay Thai shorts, covered in yellow accents with red trimming, his intensity is always the same. Focusing on Muay Thai for the past two years, Omar Suarez first gained interest in martial arts at the age of 10, following his enrollment at World...

Killing the track

She wears her team’s uniform with pride as she skates around the flat track with her navy blue jammer helmet that has lime green stars indicating her position. Dressed ready to compete, 37-year-old Staci Park sports tattoos on her arms and legs, with several of them an ode to the Japanese character Hello Kitty. Park founded the San Fernando Valley Roller...

Stuntman achieves dream of success

From racing motorcycles to performing stunts in the entertainment industry, the passion remains consistent. Life as a stuntman is as exhilarating as it is dangerous, just ask somebody like stuntman and actor Leo Dottavio. However, this line of work can be unbelievably fulfilling for people that love their thrills. Whether he is dressed as a pirate, wearing a brown tri-cornered...