Check out the interview below with Christopher de Leon about his show “Street Dreams”:
I met Eric a few years ago via Instagram. Liked his work and he always seemed down to help out with a show I was putting on here at 1AM.
I think being surrounded by the homeless on the daily, I became pretty indifferent to their situation. They became part of the environment. The show hit home for me when I got word that my mother had a combination stroke and heart attack. I flew out to Hawaii to see her and found out she had been living as a homeless person. It changed my perspective on how I viewed them.
Most of my portraits were from secret photos taken while on my daily routes to work. I only interacted with the people I tried to get signs from.
Compassion towards your fellow man/woman.
“Street Dreams” will be running from February 15th through March 16th. For more information, email info@1AMSF.com.