Monday, August 25, 2014

A year of my California Vision project

Exactly one year ago, at this moment I was in California doing my "California Vision project"
After too many years of procrastination, I finally decided to visit California with my good friend Megan. As a Mexican, I’ve always tried to explore faraway places and very different cultures, and California used to be a very well known cliché for me.

We headed north for 2000km in a rental car. We saw many beaches, and I surfed a lot of them, including the famous Trestles. We ate the good Mexican just like home, we attended the premiere of the surf movie Compassing in Encinitas, and we ate tacos at Cyrus Sutton’s party. I ate the best burger of my life in Ocean Beach, and I learned the one hundred options on how to get a coffee in America.

And despite all the madness, the massive cars, and the overdose of patriotism, California still preserves that romantic, laid back air from its golden years. You just have to know how to search for it behind the big McDonald’s billboard. That’s what I wanted to capture in this project all in B&W. I hope you felt that romantic moment too exploring the pictures.
You can see the whole gallery at the dedicated tumblr I made for the project here: or at my Facebook fan page:
Choppers couple. Highway 101
A perfect picture. Santa Barbara 
Fireman. Oceanbeach, San Diego
The legendary golden gate and its eternal fog. San Francisco 
Jim Moriarty. Surfrider HQ, San Clemente
Palm trees party. Coronado
Skaters. Venice Beach
Sunset surfer. Oceanbeach, San Diego
View Alcatraz. San Franciso
Woman reading. Carmel by the Sea

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