You must know, before I moved to Los Angeles, I was deciding between that and going to travel Asia. Like Europe, I felt like that part of the world was calling me and would provide many ignorance-killing interactions.
But then I chose LA. So, you can imagine my excitement six months later, while working on Top Chef, when they told me the finale would be shot in Macau (that’s China).
So the idea! I’d spend a week on the production, head as far East as possible and back West to catch my round trip flight five months later. I would bring the Mamiya 645 1000s I purchased solely for this trip. With the camera and my audio recorder, I would take portraits and record each person’s candid answer to one single question.
As with Europe, the trip offered me something different quite early on. So, the project took a back seat to, instead, self-reflection, healing, and observation. I used the audio recorder to capture my thoughts and rants along the way. I kept the Mamiya safe and used my phone to capture things that truly inspired me.
Mamiya 645 1000s + H6