Close to a half decade of shooting and editing is complete as the Lovely Day documentary made its world debut in Oakland. I was honored to be asked to take photos at the world premier. Directed by Kerri Gawryn and edited down from hundreds of hours of footage, the movie follows the story of youths finding their voice, coming together, and learning about themselves with the help of Beats Rhymes and Life. BRL is an organization based in Oakland and New York started by my friend Tomas Alvarez which helps youths use hip hop as a catalyst for social change. For more about the film check out the BRL website. And if you watch the film and happen to see some dorky looking Chinese dude taking pics, that’s me making my big screen documentary debut!