Dum Spiro Spero

Author’s Note:

“I found out about Venice Arts in 10th grade. I found myself at Venice Arts taking a Photography class, and I became passionate about photography. I would carry my camera with me everywhere and get ideas while walking the streets. Looking into a camera, I see things in a different way. Before, I didn’t look at lighting or composition in my day-to-day life. Now, when I’m in the moment or simply see something, I automatically think this could be a good photo if this and this was changed. I see my life in photos because of photography.”

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About the Author

My name is Ashley Sanchez, I am 20 years old. I was born in LA and have lived there my entire life. I’ve always been interested in photography, but it wasn’t until I started at Venice Arts that I truly fell in love with it. I’m a creator, I like to create videos, music, and art. The arts in general are my passion but photography became my voice. It’s the only way I can capture and express what I am thinking or feeling inside of me.