The Sawa Travel Diaries is my video and zine project that started last year in Europe. I'm traveling through foreign countries to spread art, find graffiti, shoot girls, and document all of it for your viewing pleasure.
It's a video chronicle about going off of the grid, exploring freedom and purpose, finding adventures, and connecting with other creative people.
The next destination is South America. Here I have an amazing roster of girls waiting to shoot with me. This is about half of them:
The locations that I plan on shooting for spiritual/ inspirational experiences to share are endless:
The Sawa Travel Diary is the chronicle of an artist and photographer, going off of the grid by traveling through foreign countries to photograph alternative models and do street art, collaborate with other artists, and document the entire experience on video, through a point of view unique to only me, never one of a traditional tourist.
I plan on researching world class street artists that have a style unique to South American culture.
I will go where I'm not supposed to, into unchartered territory. Never satisfied by the norm, I will take this travel video to a place that has not been visited before, and with a vulnerable honesty.
The funds raised for this project will go towards air fare, camera equipment, and the edit of the film. I tested this mission in Europe on my own dime, and it is almost to a complete edit now. With South America Volume 2, I want to go bigger with the art, and better with the video production of the shoots. I want to reach a broader audience and spread the inspiration that effects everyone when art is generated on a personal level. It is something that is surprisingly natural to all of us.
We need to share the message to get out there and create, and live your life the way you want to, instead of waiting for one day to be able to buy the freedom to do so.
I have worked in film and television for 10 years, as well as photographing the girls around me for even longer. In the past few years my personal photography work has evolved into video portraits and travel chronicles, and I have transformed my images into screen prints and stencils, and applied that to my street art.