When talking about North America I realized this is a such large and broad category, which can be said about the other categories too, because of the vast diversity that exists. Ideally I would have a folder per country visited, per city shot in and down to the subjects and maybe even colors of clothes they wore. However, such categorizing will take a user through too many folders and sub-categories. Even North America, labeled by the rest of the world as “The West” has many cultures, foods, styles of dress, races, religions and varying living styles. I was born and raised in the outskirts of Baltimore, Maryland. Visual arts was part of my life at an early age, however, I never considered photography until I was in my twenties. I was inspired by many of my mother’s collaborators, she’s a successful make-up artist and I would be able to assist and/or go on set for many of her freelance jobs.
My former attitude toward being “home” or rather stationary in our land of the free was generally sour and full of angst. This was primarily because my clouded approach only felt robust satisfaction while traveling to a foreign and far-away land that offered new stimulation to my senses and piqued curiosity. I felt I was missing out when i was home and wanted to be on the next plane with my camera and an objective. But this type of shooting style I yearn for can exist domestically. It’s because I seek unsuspected moments of humanity. Residing in Northern California gives an abundance of opportunity to have an observation of many aspects of life.
I still want to travel internationally to shoot.