WONDERFUL is a series of 90-second moments of individuals whose lives have crossed paths with the Santa Rosa, California non-profit Social Advocates for Youth; a homeless youth support organization.
an ERIK CASTRO motion picture © 2015. Original music by: ERIK CASTRO © 2015. Beethoven Piano Concerto #4 in G Major. Performed and provided courtesy of the Santa Rosa Symphony
During the first two months of 2013, I photographed and recorded interviews of Matt Lytle, 22, Asia Dumlao-Galang, 19 and Ki Gusse, 17 all who offered intimate details about their experiences of being homeless. The resulting video offers some insight into the enormous challenges facing young individuals who have no where to go but the streets. PHOTOGRAPHY, AUDIO & MUSIC: ERIK CASTRO © 2013 all rights reserved.
Two former gang members decide to endure the painful process of removing tattoos they both once wore with pride. PHOTOGRAPHY, AUDIO & MUSIC: ERIK CASTRO © 2011 all rights reserved. (National Press Photographers Association multimedia contest winner January 2012)
Life moves fast. If you don't film it, it's hard to remember it all. A short film of what it felt like to be in this region of New York for myself and for my family.
Keuka Lake, New York. June 2014. Produced by: Erik Castro. Music by: Beach House
A blind girl's life in a children's orchestra. PHOTOGRAPHY, AUDIO & MUSIC: ERIK CASTRO © 2009 all rights reserved. (National Press Photographers Association multimedia contest winner November 2009)