PhotographerEsau Rosales
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryCanoga Park, United States
Photo Date2010-2012
Entry Description

Street photography lends itself perfectly to the natural gawker, for the action of staring may be practiced in any public space. Street photography in Los Angeles is a bit of an allusion, for even people on the streets seem to carry a portable barrier. Leers and awkward glances personify the internal fence and in a way, the camera cajoles any gesture from the subject that will betray its intimacy. In many instances it succeeds for the internal fence itself is the souls most guarded secret.

About Photographer

Esau Rosales graduated from Brooks Institute, Santa Barbara, CA in 2009 with a Bachelors of Arts in Visual Journalism. Based out of Los Angeles, Calif., Rosales works as a free lance photographer, videographer, and wood worker to fund street photography series and personal documentary projects. The driving idea in his photography is to observe the world through the point of view of a mere wanderer. By always being a stranger in his own hometown, Rosales converts time into a tangible object. The compression of sound, emotions, and movement in his photography deliver moments on the streets in which ordinary life glimmers for a second.