#nature: an outdoor fall
Nigeria June 2012
I’ve been working with Patrcia Cowan and the Reckoning Program in Ventura, Calif. at a little community called Cabrillo Village. The area is known for having a rep of drive bye shootings and gang violence. Together we are teaching the children in grades 4th and 5th about respect. I came along when the program needed someone to teach the children how to document their lives through photography. Armed with point and shoots the kids began to capture time in their community after learning basic composition and lighting techniques. It is interesting to see how the community has reacted and how they have learned to accept the new gang of child photographers that has invaded Cabrillo Village. On Saturday, March 31, 2012 the community will gather in a celebration to see what the children’s have documented over the past six months.
Cabrillo Village Kids Photos
This is the work the kids have been producing, it’s a collection of the world through their eyes.
What began as a fashion show photo shoot soon turned into a friendly relationship with Ventura’s up and coming reggae band Dirty Rice. They have allowed me in and given me access that normal people would consider intimidating. Through this relationship I hope to capture moments before, after, and during their shows, that Dirty Rice will one day be proud of.