It's easy to forget how amazing it is to ride the train to work when you've been doing it for a lifetime. Or how relaxing it is to walk around the city at night when you're having trouble falling asleep. I say this because in the past few years I've learned to look at my life with fresh eyes. After some minor traveling, I realized that somethings I consider to be normal can be out of this world to someone else on earth. And vise versa.
I've been blessed with the opportunity to travel plenty. Not as much as I desire but a healthy amount since I started pursuing my photography. Each trip feeds my creativity. I enjoy documenting culture, events and anything that'll move my spirit. I want to experience the world through my lense- learning the ways of others and teaching them about the concrete jungle I'm from.
During my trip to the Dominican Republic I photographed a young child at a fruit stand that we stopped at while driving up a mountain towards our destination. That image was recently chosen for a Latino artist exhibition. Seeing my work on display was amazing in itself but it was deeper than that for me. I brought this kid back home with me. Little did he know that he was the subject of numerous conversations that night. That's when I knew I wanted to travel the world with my camera.