December 13th 2008, Come See Amanda Lopez’s “True Story: The Vans Shoe Series” Exhibition

From Amanda: "This Vans shoe series project is my self portrait. Though you don't see my face, you see where I have been and how I see the world. I've never felt comfortable shooting pictures of myself, but this project enabled me to create images and physically be in them without showing my face. My shoes of choice are black-and-white checkered Vans, and these pictures were taken in such far-flung cities as New York City, San Francisco, Oakland, Havana, Pinar del Rio, Mexico City, Teotihuacan, Los Angeles and Sacramento. My shoes are my proof that I was there at that moment, in that place, at that time." (Editor's Note: Amanda is LEGENDmag's first Photo Editor and always fam. So make sure you come out and support!!!)

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