Guardians of the Golden Gate
For this portrait series, I invited collaborators to construct fictitious characters for the camera. By assembling unique costumes, participants had the opportunity to invent distinctive archetypes, influenced by a crossover of cultural references and inspirations.
Selections from this project were shown in San Francisco’s City Hall in an exhibition organized by the San Francisco Arts Commission in 2013. The work also exhibited at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center in Denver, where it became part of its permanent collection. The series achieved international recognition, featured in blogs and publications such as Advocate.com, Paper Magazine, TOH Magazine (Italy), LOCO Magazine (Poland) and the San Francisco Chronicle Newspaper.