2nd Place - Merit of Excellence
Portrait of a friend, Los Angeles
Biography: The camera allows me to learn about my environment but also about my own tastes and preferences. I shoot anything that catches my eye, but it is only after I look at the shot that I begin to understand why I was moved by a particular subject, be it a person, a landscape, or a still life.
I became interested in photography after being acquainted with the work of Henry Cartier-Bresson. He taught me to empty my mind and live in the moment.
My photographs are an ode to the instants I spent living in the land of the eternal now.