I started my America the Bold project two years ago to document and hopefully portray that we as human beings are much more than how we look. Black people are much more than thugs, Hispanics are not all Mexican and are much more than beaners/immigrants and white people can dance... Ha.. Ha.. Ha..
The man in these images by his looks alone (the cover) would most certainly be classified as a thug... Let's go down the check list shall we.
massive gold grill... Check
tattos on arms and neck... Check
All that is missing is the hoody, you get my point.
But what you don't know is this man's character (the book) he was in the military and gave his left leg for his country. He is a loving father to a baby boy. I could go on but I digress. I hope future images help convey what I want this project to become... a visual testament that character is more profound than appearance and everyone should be treated as such.