ANAHEIM, is mostly known for Disneyland, therefore most of the 50 mile square radius might not be seen by the millions of tourist that imbibe the city to escape reality for a weekend. William's photographs show the people, landscapes, and scenes he encountered everyday fromchildhood to adulthood. It shows a predominantly Mexican-American perspective of the city, which is now 52% Hispanic, and often ignored.
In his ongoing project William started contacting people from his past. These people included old friends from high school, family, and other members of the community.
The landscapes and street scenes he is photographing include areas from his childhood. They are landmarks he became very familiar with, as he used to pass them everyday walking home from school or visiting friends.
Anaheim is populated by an immigrant and low socioeconomic population, rarely known by the tourist that visit the park daily, these images are from a culture, from an identity and of a population that goes unseen on a daily basis.
Stemming inspiration from documentary photographers like Jon Lowenstein and Carlos Javier Ortiz and contemporary photographers like Alec Soth and Alejandro Cartagena, William combines both his Fine Art and Photojournalism background to create a survey of his hometown of Anaheim.
William plans to create a book of this project in the near future.
You can find more of his work here