𝙎𝙩𝙮𝙡𝙚 𝙞𝙣 𝙇𝘼 is a photo series I created to highlight the diverse style that is representative to the many neighborhoods/districts that make up the city of LA. Through a journalistic approach, this project aims at exemplifying how each neighborhood of LA has its own unique fashion culture, because LA is too large to limit its definition of style to just one dimension. In addition to photographing the style of people on the street, I supplemented my approach with interview questions, aimed at showing a connection between the individual’s personal style and how that connects to the neighborhood of LA they were in/reside in. To be continued.
Day number 3 in Yosemite was a serious butt kicker and one of the most life changing days I've ever experienced. I knew going into this trip that Clouds Rest would push me to my limits, and to be honest I wasn't feeling confident about it. My fitness was just OK, but I really struggled with the altitude and how thin the air was at that height. Clouds Rest is not for everyone. Sitting at just under 10'000 feet high and about 800 feet above the valley floor, it's roughly 15 miles round trip of a hike from the trail head. It was the last day in the park and the tiredness was real, but we set off hiking around 8am and got back to the car about 12 hours later. It took around 7/8 hours to reach the summit, but what I didn't know was once you're just about to get there you have to walk along a fairly narrow rock path at the top to get to the vista point. It's fierce. There were some guys there who after braving the 8 hour hike simply froze and couldn't cope with their fear of heights to conquer the last hurdle and bailed. Depsite our best efforts to bring them along they just couldn't do it, which must have been heartbreaking. Climbing Clouds Rest is one of the greatest experiences of my life. Standing at the top overlooking the entire valley is a feeling I'll just never forget 🏞️
Shot on my @canonusa 5D Mkiii with my @irixlens 15mm
#Dressemberbound Day 3: Toy Story 🧸
Gabby Gabby may have had a little too much madness in her method, but all she wanted was to be loved by a child again. This cruel world had just taught her to be jaded, and she’d forgotten about the true joy she could bring to others.
I’ll admit it, sometimes I get bogged down and discouraged by the seemingly insurmountable odds we are up against in fighting the human trafficking industry. But, then I remember that even the simplest of actions can spark a fire that will bring hope and healing to those that need it most.
TODAY IS GIVING TUESDAY!!
Today only, Facebook will match any donation (up to $7,000,000) made to my Facebook fundraiser for Dressember! Your one small act of kindness can make a massive difference in the lives of those affected by human trafficking!