California & American Pride


Hum Salon • 2 June - 16 June

5:30pm on Tuesday 2 June
7:30am-6pm Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm Sat-Sun
123 Grafton Road, Grafton, Auckland 1010
Sandra Chen Weinstein

These are ongoing projects that explore both California urban life and California sub cultures. These works of art are personal and reflect my own encountered experiences. Through my lens I hope to open a dialogue and awareness between people from very different social backgrounds. In this way I hope to provide a medium that leads to a better understanding in our complex world.

I spend a considerable amount of time driving across Southern California where these photographs are taken. My canvas ranges over modest suburbs, bustling cities, heavily industrialized and vast rural landscapes, dissected by quiet suburban avenues and interstate highways.

“American Pride”
Depicts life within the Californian GLBT subcultures and is aimed at taking an essential role in promoting equality since the ruling of the Supreme Court in California for same sex marriage. I am always drawn to the emotional world of my subjects, and look to capture through my lens the joy and the color as they embrace their own sexuality in their celebration of freedom and love.

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