Evan Marrero

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Being born into a family of artists and musicians, I’ve always wanted to create.

My whole life I’ve enjoyed many forms of art and eventually began to think about what type of art I can make for people. Being able to create a simple photo, painting or song that can portrays emotion and influence others’ feelings and thoughts is all I’ve ever wanted to do. After a major setback in my life, I began to wonder what I’m doing and who I am as a creator. After a while, I recognized the need to focus on forms of art like music, poetry and photography to help me heal myself. These nonconformist expressions of the mind, body and soul have saved my life on countless occasions. After joining the Project Identity Photography program, I felt like I could hone in on these art forms and I gained a better understanding and more motivation for photography. Telling people stories through still images and realizing how the images can affect them is satisfying and allows me to be better understood as both a person and artist. - Evan, age 17.

Scarlet Elements, 2021

Scarlet Elements, 2021

See Red is my favorite color, and who doesn’t love nature? Since the seasons are changing and fall is here, the trees are my favorite thing this season when they reach the perfect color of an almost naturally occurring crimson red.

Red Water, Blue Flowers, 2021

Red Water, Blue Flowers, 2021

After enjoying the lights at the Peace Love and Pumpkins walk-through, I noticed the beautiful river shining a bright red-orange and just on the ground closest to me the flowers were shining blue. The amazing contrast of warm and cold colors brought me to the choice of sitting in the wet mud for more than five minutes trying to catch the colors perfectly. It was a great sacrifice of my pants for an amazing outcome

Wet Leaves, 2021

Wet Leaves, 2021

On a gloomy day, I spotted flowers falling into puddles. I thought why not capture my feelings about the day. A simple photo reminds me of the surrounding time, that this is temporary and I will be better.