Jessica St. Louis was released at 1:30am from Santa Rita County Jail. She was given no money to make a phone call for a ride home and was given a bart pass for the first train that would come at 4:30am. In those 3 hours she waited for the BART train, she took her last breath. She was only 26 years old leaving behind her family. Young Women’s Freedom Center organized a march at night to take that fatal walk in search for justice for 26 year old Jessica, that no other person would have to take that walk at 1:30am.
I’m gonna start updating this blog more often as I keep shooting hella random projects, days and nights. Since I don’t like shooting with external flashes or in the studios so I’m always searching for light. Natural light, or any light source that maybe around. Finding light, I shot this outside my sister’s home using their car port light and the moons light against the sky. My nephew got all dressed up in his Vera Wang suit only for his high school's homecoming dance to only have an ipad photobooth at his dance. This generation of youngsters will never know the importance of wallet photos like how 90’s babies will, and hopefully any wallet school dance photos of myself from the late 90s-2000s have all disappeared lol.
My nephew and nieces are Bay Area kids who no longer get to grow up with our taco trucks, our murals, our artists, but they will have the opportunity to learn about the greatness that is San Diego, and the strong and bold history of Chicanx Park. In their young lives as Samoan San Diegans, this was their first time at the Park.