My name's Ed Cañas and I'm a professional photographer in Los Angeles, CA. I live in the big city, Alhambra, with my wife, our triplets Penelope, Boston and Lola, and our dog George.
For the past 6 years, I've been working on a project called #theKnewamericans you can see it in my main portfolio. It's a photo exploration of the fashion, hip hop and modeling subcultures of Los Angeles. The Knew Americans started as a digital photography project that now has prints, custom art pieces, stickers and even a couple shows, I'm hoping to put a book together soon.
Most of my other time is spent collaborating on other great advertising and commercial projects where I do digital teching and digital retouching for some awesome image makers like Kevin Zacher, Ali Mitton, Day19 and Ward+Kweskin. Projects have taken me all over Los Angeles to Alaska, Hawaii, New York, Boise, New Orleans, and even South Africa one time.
Clients // Brands
Nike, Adidas, Under Armour, Audi, Mercedes Benz, KIA Motors, Toyota, Mazda, Apple, Fox Studios, Sony, Netflix, Verizon, J Brand Jeans, DSW, Eddie Bauer, Intel, Nestle, People, Complex, Nordstrom, Oakley, MLB, NFL, State Farm, Tecate, Coors Light, Bud Light, Interscope Records, Capitol Records, Virgin Records.
I've partnered with Joseph Alexander at Inertia Digital in Los Angeles for post production work, check out our work below!
Awards // CV
2006 Mamiya Award of Excellence
2006 MAC on Campus National Finalist
2012 International Photo Awards (IPA) - Honorable Mention - Advertising Music
2013 Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts + LACMA - 10 Artists to watch by Holly Harrison - Group Show
2013 The New Americans by ed cañas at 1650 Gallery 1st Solo Show
2014 International Photo Awards (IPA) - Honorable Mention - Advertising Music
2016 Billy Dreamer and theKnewamericans - Group Show
2017 ART SHOW - A Year of Light - Group Show