Sep 8, 2017
The StreetPX crew drops in on Harvey Castro at Studio 369 in Oakland, to discuss a storied life of photography, Cuba, combat sports and a perilous journey from Nicaragua to the United States.
From his first camera, a Dr Pepper can converted into a disposable film camera, to his Hasselblad and Leica gear today, Harvey has always been a creative with a camera on hand.
In the early 1980’s, he and his mother fled the violence and war of Nicaragua and Harvey is open enough to share these memories of hiding in shadows, trusting strangers and dodging helicopters. It's definitely a reality check for what families go through when desperate for safety. A story that truly needs to be heard.
Later in the years, Harvey switched gears and moved beyond mere interest in photography and took up combat photography in Bay Area Mixed Martial Arts and Mai Thai fighting venues and travel photography through Cuba, Vietnam, Berlin and more.
These are just a few of the topics today, but you're going to have to hit play to learn more.
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