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Daniel  Rarela

Daniel Rarela

Los Angeles, United States


New competition/ reminiscing...

Hey Bubble denizens!!

Just wanted to let you know about a competition called Exposure 2011 from an organization known as Artists Wanted.

I’m a recent entrant, and would love it if you could vote for me!! You can check the blog link here

If you’re up for competing as well, by all means!! There’s a ton of great artists here that I know of who I think have the potential to win!

Thanks everyone!! I’m not on RB as often as I used to be, but there’s quite a few of you here who I miss talking to. I get the impression that many of us have created our own websites, shown our work elsewhere, picked up other talents & careers… but no matter how far I go as a photographer, I owe a lot to you guys here at the Bub! There’s something about this community an…

Some quick updates for Summer 2011

Hey everyone!

Haven’t been too active on the Bub as of late, but there are a few things going lately that inquiring minds might want to know:

New photo series entitled Nebulactations,

Visible here on my new SmugMug Site

As well as my BubbleSite

The book is available here , as well as the petite edition

In addition, my book entitled New York: December 2010 has been re-released in hardcover format!

That’s all for summer – hope the rest of you on the Bub have been keeping busy too! :)


Daniel is now on YOUTUBE!

Yup, that’s right! Along with exhibiting in museums, publishing books, I’m also broadcasting myself now! You’ll be seeing all my misadventures as a photographer… having HD video on your camera kind of adds a new dimension to your work….

And for my first project, here’s the footage/ photos from a 4-day missions trip I just did with my home church, Flipside…

Mission 25:35, 2010

In NEED of your help, Redbubble!

Hey guys!

So, after releasing In All Sincerity , The Heart Says , and It’s Rude To Make Faces , I’m finally laying out the groundwork for my FOURTH book/ photo project, entitled

Love Is Thicker Than Blood

Olympus is actually holding a competition which I submitted a proposal video to. You can find more details by watching the video on YouTube here . If you press the “LIKE” button right underneath the video, that actually counts as a vote for me in this competition, so I’d really appreciate it… even more so if you spread the word and help me get as many votes as possible, as it’s the votes from the online community that determine whether or not I can win the competition and bring this project to life!


Hey everyone!

I know, I know… I’ve been MIA again for a looooong time, have I not? I do have a good reason for it though! Along with trying to survive an economic slump by doing whatever freelance gigs I can, I’ve ALSO been hard at work finishing up my latest book, entitled It’s Rude To Make Faces!!! I’ve released it in two editions, which you can see here:

It’s Rude To Make Faces – Prestige Edition

It’s Rude To Make Faces – Petite Edition

Whew! The whole project spanned about 4 months but it felt like a lot longer! In any case, I’m insanely happy with the final results and I hope everyone else will be too!


Thank you!

Special thanks to the very generous person who bought a matted print of “Lack of Time(s Square)”! Along with “Stone Rose”, that image has now become my top seller!

Thanks again, whoever you are!

PS – My new book, In All Sincerity is now available!! All those who were fans of my work as a writer/ poet, be sure to check it out, as it includes all your favorite works from me, as well as a couple of new poems never before seen on RedBubble! Thanks again!

Already have another new book in the works… stay tuned for more info


Growth Pt I. (Photographer)

Dan ain’t dead… just hustlin’!

Heey all on RB! I’ve missed talking with all of you, but what can I say? Life has been so crazy lately that it’s been hard to find the time to blog again!

I guess the main reason why life has been hectic is because of the economic crisis. I didn’t really think it’d affect me, but after losing my job in January (and still having about 50 payments left on my car), I’ve been relying on unemployment insurance, my mother’s generosity, Craigslist, and God’s grace to see to it that the monthly damage to my finances has been minimal. Not that I’m struggling, mind you… it’s just that, well, no matter how much money you think you’ve got, it always looks like a lot less when you’re on the crappier side of the employment fence.

That said, nearly every day I’m scouri…


wow, never thought I’d get there this soon! again, thanks to everyone who’s stopped by, bought, commented on, and favorited my stuff. You RB’ers rock!!!!

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