For me this is where it all started. Where I learned pretty much everything I know. I know Oakland has its ups and downs (like all cities) but it is the place I call home. The city that turned me into a man. The city that taught me how to survive. This is "Where I'm From". My name is Deario (Pronounced D-R-E-O) Chose Austin and I am a musician/portrait photographer out of Oakland, California. Throughout this series I want to document the lives of those around me while incorporating dialogue explaining situations and experiences that show and portray the spirit of Oakland in a positive light.