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Sky Lights, 2015

Brayan Enriquez

A lot of people ask me if I edit my photos in any way, the answer is no. I’ve thought of maybe touching up a few photos but I feel like it would sort of take something away from the photo. One main reason why I even take photos is I like to show what I’ve seen through the lens of my camera, and to edit one of my photos would be to sort of obstruct or change that whole idea. To edit one of my photos would be to sort of lie to my audience (if any), giving them this misinterpretation of what I actually saw.

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Train Ride, 2015

Brayan Enriquez

I’ve been thinking of going back to using a digital camera, since lately all I’ve been doing is just film photography. It’d be a major change, but honestly there’s a lot of pros to this since, I could upload photos faster instead of procrastinating with getting my film developed, and with getting your film developed you have to pay money. Which can end up being preettyy expensive if you take a lot of photos and plus I’m trying to save money at the moment so making this change could really help me out. Before I actually make this change though I’m going to be coming out with a few things after I’ve gotten past with Chicago photos.

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Nightfall, 2015

Brayan Enriquez

Throughout the entire time I was in Chicago I really did enjoy myself. I had the chance to finally see my dads side of the family again after not seeing them for so long. I was able to go out and take photographs. I was able to explore, talk, and connect with my cousins, and out of the many many photos I took, some were alright, although they could’ve been better. Though I may still have a few rolls of film that I’ll develop someday, for now I’m happy with what I got and can’t wait to return.

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Start, 2015

Brayan Enriquez

Just went through the first three rolls of film from my Chicago trip that I had developed and so far I’m feeling good about these photos. I felt like I could’ve focused a little bit more on what I was taking, but they’re alright. Like the rest of my photos, I’m going to be posting them by sets. Each set made up of photos based around the time the photo was taken, so each set has photos that were taken around the same time/day. So basically photos that I took on the plane won’t be mixed up with photos I took in the city.

These are photos that I took before I left Atlanta, to go to Chicago. The reason I even went to Chicago was for a family reunion with my dad’s side of the family. All I remember before I left was being excited, since I’d be in a whole different city which gave me the chance to be able to expand on the kind of photos I was taking, and since I’d also be seeing cousins, uncles and aunts that I hadn’t seen for years.

Her, 2015

Brayan Enriquez

While on a walk in this little forest that’s near my house I encountered these flowers, while I took the photo though a heard someone walking by me. Which was odd since no one usually is around there. As I looked up I recognized who it actually was, which was this man who’s really scary looking, usually wearing all camo, and has a somewhat long beard. Obviously this wasn’t my first time encountering him, but every single time i do, he scares the living daylight out of me. Honestly I have no clue what he does back there.

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Just Sit Down V2, (2015)

Brayan Enriquez

I typically don’t write out captions for my photos but i felt like i needed to for this one, since oddly enough I’ve had a strong connection with this bench (please forgive me on how dumb that sounds). Anyways, last year on  August 16, 2014 I decided to go out and find a white bench that I had recently encountered and take a photo of it. Almost a year later, I decided to go out and try to find the bench once again. Turns out someone had the bright idea of spray painting it black.. at first it made me sad. Finding the thing that for some reason, inspired me so much, to be changed and “ruined” by someone else. I sat there frustrated, thinking who in the world would do this. But as I sat there thinking more and more about it, I accepted the change. I accepted the drastic change that it had gone through. So I just took a photo of it, and moved on. Things change and we all just have to accept that and move on. I guess people apply to that as well.

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Rollo 18, #16 por L Felipe Alarcón
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Grande Roue de Paris

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Flying, 2015

Brayan Enriquez

Thank you all for the positive comments and messages I’ve been receiving over my photos. It feels great to know people appreciate my photos for what they are. What I haven’t been receiving is constructive criticism, which is something I need in order to improve. Like someone saying, hey that wasn’t good enough for this and this reason, try better. I’m not saying to go ahead and over analyze my photos and point out ever flaw, I’m just saying its something that helps me grow and improve. But at the same time I feel like I’ve been providing that constructive criticism, since I’m sososososo strict and hard on myself over my photos and what i actually do with them. People point out the positives in my photos and I point out the negatives, which results in this nice balance of things that helps me from going crazy. All in all thank you all so much for the positive comments, like yoU DONT  UNDERSTAND HOW HAPPY IT MAKES ME WHEN SOMEONE TAKES THE TIME TO JUST SAY THEY LIKED OR APPRECIATED MY PHOTOS LIKE IT MEANS SO MUCH TO KNOW SOMEONE ELSE BESIDES ME LIKED THEM AND JUST THANK YOU SO MUCH. LIKE IT HELPS ME TO CONTINUE TO TAKE PHOTOS AND JUST MAKES ME HAPPY TO KNOW SOMEONE ELSE VIEWED MY PHOTOS AND LIKED THem. Just thank you all, and continue to be great people.

These photos were taken on the plane to Chicago.