Famed Los Angeles-bred photographer Estevan Oriol recently sat down with high-end denim brand, Citizens of Humanity, for a brief interview about the journey of his career.

In the two-minute clip, Oriol shows off some of his work, while telling the story of his start and how his father (Eriberto Oriol) encouraged him to pick up a camera. He also offers up his opinion on his body of work, and its impact, as well as what advice he’d give to others.

For more on Estevan Oriol, visit his official website, EstevanOriol.com; or Citizens of Humanity, visit CitizensofHumanity.com.