Title ︎︎︎ Extinguisher
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I am a video editor and photographer living in San Francisco, CA. Coming to maturity in the post 9/11 media filled with dueling characters like Bill O’Reilly and Jon Stewart made politics’ influence on individuals’ identity a major source of frustration and creativity. I noticed a homogenizing of thought and a tendency towards groupthink. I try to use photography and video to study consumerism and the individual’s relation to a group. In the run-up to the 2016 election I felt called to put together a visual story that conveyed the mixing of culture between the United States and Mexico and how these two countries exist in the context set politically. EXTINGUISHER expresses my own, very American, cynicism. Humanity is kept at an arm’s length away finding a cerebral and surreal take on the street photography tradition.