Say hello to our dear friend, @andyto He’s an inspiring photographer and filmmaker based in NYC. His memories start with being raised by his grandparents in East Oakland, California. He grew up in a rough part of town where he faced adversity at a young age. You won't catch him taking it for granted though. It taught Andy to see the beauty in all things and to never pass judgment. Although Andy didn’t have much growing up, his grandparents took pride in giving back to the community every chance they got. Andy’s grandfather would document their journeys back to Saigon using his Sony Hi-8 camcorder visiting the local orphanages. When he brought the footage back he and Andy would watch it together and this taught Andy the art of storytelling. During this episode we take you on a wild and deep journey sharing Andy’s authentic story from the Hood, to the universe!
"Most of my experiences in the outdoors as a child were split between the mountains and the sea. Whether it was cold sand and tailgate rides in our old wagoneer, or campfires outside our tiny trailer amongst giant fir trees. Both have a unique space in my life, and I've grown up to love these two different worlds very much. But never would I have thought I'd find myself so inextricably intertwined amidst the two."
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