Photographer - Casey Phaisalakani
Music Supervisor & Sound Editor - Michelle Wong (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Song - I Don't Feel It Anymore by William Fitzsimmons
Tiffany, 22, is a street worker in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside (DTES). She has been there on and off for 7 years since she was 15. The DTES is known for its high rates of poverty, drug use, sex trade, crime, as well as a history of community activism.
My goal was to experience the DTES with different people around the community. Talk to them, get to know the area, and to really become friends and gather stories of the reason they became part of this community.
Streeteyes was a participatory photography project conducted with the residents of the Green Bamboo Shelter, a refuge for former street kids in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Edited by and under the direction of documentary photographer Quinn Ryan Mattingly, each young photographer used a Holga camera and black and white film. They were asked to create a self portrait by double exposing their face and their name found somewhere in the city, then told to finish the roll by capturing whatever they found interesting. What resulted was a visual exploration of the streets of Saigon through the eyes of its young residents.
Each photographer's portrait is followed by three of their best images.
The collection was recently exhibited in Saigon and all the prints were sold to raise money for each photographer and their family.
Video of my son Jasper photowalking on 42nd street. He carried with him Nikon D200 with a 18-70mm lens – a hefty gear! The camera was set to black and white. With practiced arm strength, all he needed was a little encouragement. He did well, I think. Despite a discouraging gesture from one Marine, which he captured and became his money shot, he moved on!
Shot with Xacti HD1000 & Nikon D200
Cut with iMovie
Music "We Will Become Silhouettes" By Postal Service
Photos by J.A.R