I remember when I was a kid I would always be scared to walk through the alphabets because they had a huge amount of stray dogs. Mainly Pit Bulls and Rottweilers. Every time I see now it reminds me of the days I use to roam Deep East Oakland with my friends at age 10-15.
I'm tired of my city being portrayed in a negative light. I am tired of the youth feeling like they don't have anyone outside of rappers and basketball players to look up to. I want to show the beauty of my city and show the youth that they can do whatever they put there minds to. I created a photo series where I walk through my hood and surrounding neighborhoods and show you pictures combined with stories from me and others about our city. This photo series is called "Where I'm From". The first feature is a video starring me. This video was shot by iamomeez as a feature for my series. You can follow his work on IG @iamomeez. Thanks in advance and I hope you enjoy.