“My family comes from a small border town between Guatemala and Mexico, called “Tecun Uman.” At the age of 21 my parents made a dangerous migration into Los Angeles, California during a time where not many Latino/Hispanics were seen. They tell me countless stories of the multiple jobs they had to work, the late nights, to survive the new world they have jumped into. Without them, my story and inspiration would not be strong enough, without them, I would not be here.
My Father would tell me stories about my uncle at the Santa Monica pier and how he made his money photographing people with a 5x7 camera. I had always been fascinated with this idea, the capturing of moment and it living forever as long as the photograph was there. Growing up, I had taken a liking to skateboarding which is around the same time I got into photography. I remember the camera that got me into photography, my mother’s Canon PowerShot A530, with only five megapixels the world became my canvas.”
Kevin’s work will be on display this Saturday alongside other Atlanta artists in our collaboration group show, Kazoku, with @argha_noah
, and @digigoodtimes.
RSVP via bit.ly/kazokuatl. ✌🏼✊🏽 #familyhoodatl