The challenge for this photography project was to embrace the environment of the location. I was given a four block area to create ten photos that would capture the vibrance of the Tenderloin area of San Francisco. I chose to focus on the various people that I met and observed. I used a Canon Rebel T3i with an 18-55mm lens and all of the photos were given a tritone effect in postproduction.
I chose to shoot in monochrome as I wanted the images to feel urban and raw. Most of my time was spent sitting in the same location and waiting for something to happen. Because of the project, I have developed a deep appreciation of the area and the people who live there.