I've always had an interest in story-telling and the human condition. When I discovered I could combine the two within a frame it seemed like a natural process to explore. I've since become a devoted observational hobbyist and street photographer.
My current project covers a few blocks of Downtown, Los Angeles, where I've had the privilege of recording intimate, revealing moments of people who have given me a glimpse into a marginalized world of hope, desperation and at times, joy.”
All images © Alveraz Ricardez