This last year I was assigned to create a “portrait of a place”. To capture a location through the lens in a way that conveyed your personal experience of that place’s essence. My buddy Ryan and I headed out to the town of Martinez, California armed with video and audio equipment. The location we chose to focus on was a graveyard bathed in golden light that looked down on the town from a hill. The graveyard was really a beautiful place. The light shrouded headstones were reminiscent of a coming of age story I never had – one where kids would skate and scooter over the cracked pavement in their longest venture from the cul-de-sac to date. Later on they might sit as young lovers on gravestones in the moonlight gazing down at the town they grew up in. It’s was super zen and relaxing to just look for details that defined a place’s character.