I was born and raised in New York City, one of the greatest places on earth. I love my city because there is always something happening and there are many people from different walks of life. I like photographing people in black and white because you notice their emotions instead of what they’re wearing or the color of their hair. The focus is put on their face and body language, which holds much deeper meaning.
NYC Salt is a non-profit photography program for inner-city teenagers in New York City. Their mission is to engage, inspire, and empower NYC teens by providing them with professional-grade visual communication skills. The salt reference reflects their hope that the program will flavor and preserve the communities it serves. Learn more about them in our introduction article: http://bokeh.jjie.org/youth-report-bokeh-will-publish-the-work-of-nyc-teens/