I live near a strip where there are many latinx-owned establishments such as restaurants, bakeries, and street vendors. I was thinking of taking both environmental portraits and photos of the environment itself to capture Latinx culture as a whole as I see it in my neighborhood.
I was born and raised in East Hollywood and in recent years it has become heavily gentrified. I would still consider it very latinx-centric but far less than what it used to be. I feel a lot of people overlook East Hollywood since West Hollywood, the more “splendid” part, is just a couple of minutes away. Basically, I want to photograph the places that I grew up with. I think I want to use this project as a way to preserve and share what’s left of what East Hollywood used to be.
Depending on the weather, time of day, etc. I might use my tripod. I do want these to be candid shots, so I don’t think I’ll be using special equipment, techniques, etc.
I haven’t settled on a particular output method yet but I might stick to traditional 8×10 prints, or if not, I would try the zine approach.