to everyone that came out on Wednesday for the 2012 Golden Saddle Grand Prix at Encino Velodrome!
Race registration sold out, we ate 42 cheeseburgers, 18 double cheeseburgers, 90 hotdogs, 8 bacon wrapped hotdogs, a bunch of vegan sausages, and drank over 160 beverages! All in the name of raising money for the velodrome and that we did(a little over $1,000).
Don't forget about the rest of the Summer Race Series at Encino!
F: When did you first get into photography?
JC: I got into photography, officially, in my sophomore year of college. I’d always been drawn to cameras and making images, as a kid, but I wasn’t th
e kid who “grew up in a dark room” by any means; I always loved the mechanics of cameras and loved framing my surroundings in a viewfinder and hearing the shutter click. I took one high school photography course to avoid having to draw in a more conventional art class, because I dreaded even hav
ing to look at my awful drawings let alone have them graded! So fast-forward to my second year college; I’m in San Diego, in line to go the business BA route and I have this revelation that “you are what you do” and I knew I didn’t want to be a suit. I loved aspects of marketing, the psychology that went into selling, but that wasn’t completely for me. I also really enjoyed graphic design and digital art courses I was taking so I decided to pursue commercial-art; I went around interviewing working professionals to unload my life and lack of direction on them and they all shoved me toward photo-school. It seemed plain for them to see that that’s what I should be doing so I just did it.
F: Who inspired you then and who inspires you now?
JC: At that time, those very people who saw in me what I couldn’t and steered me toward something that felt so right were the people that really inspired and motivated me. Nowadays, I’m inspired by anybody who’s truly head-over-heels in love with a craft or task; I love passionate people and I love when they share there passion with me. My favorite subjects are people who lock themselves up in creative workspaces and get lost for hours on end; it’s fucking magical…
This is awesome…so stoked to see this!