Realized I had an action shot so I thought it would be cool to post these. Most of the time you’re only seeing the finished product but being on-site doesn’t always look as cool in the moment it’s being captured, and that’s the beauty of the art. I do not consider myself a photographer but I consider myself a creative individual. What I enjoy most about photography is the simultaneous utilization of my sense of place, space, distance, and knowledge of a subject. What do we take photos of and why do we do it? Those are the two most important questions someone with a camera needs to ask themself and the answer is found internally. As for me personally, I take photos of things I’m familiar with. My VSCO bio states “my work focuses on the built environment of Los Angeles County, specifically the interactions between art and architecture.” I try my best to stay true to my what I know and offer others a perspective into a world they may never participate in nor have access to. // CODE SWITCH // This shit ain’t that deep. You live a certain life, meet certain people, develop certain interests, and you fucking run with it. What’s beautiful to me might not click in your burnt-out mind, but that ain’t on me. This shit is for SOMEONE, it ain’t for EVERYONE. You can post up and appreciate the view or you can kick rocks. I could care less. Am I a product of my environment? No doubt. But that doesn’t mean I claim to be some shit I ain’t. Plenty of the people I love really lived and still live “that life,” but I’ve always kept it cool and ran my own program. I always tell my youngest brother “the day you have to lie about yourself in order to be cool, that’s the day you become a fucking LAME.” Still, you grow up seeing shit that stays with you for the rest of your life. You can’t get rid of it. You’re not supposed to. All the bullshit becomes a part of you. So I appreciate my surroundings, as grimey as they could be, and I carry my hood wherever I go. This shit is here today and gone tomorrow, that’s why I hit the shutter. I keep what I come across. It’s impossible to love it, if you don’t come from it.