11th Street: A Place Called Home.
This short video is comprised of still photographs culled from tens of thousands of images taken on 11th Street in downtown Modesto, primarily between 1996 and 2011. A few photographs date to the 1970's, as I was just beginning my photography explorations. The project was originally intended to be a photo essay for my employer at the time, The Modesto Bee, but section editors passed on it, so I decided to continue on my own time. I'm very proud of the work, an overwhelming volume of images that I'm still struggling to edit down into manageable selections. The accompanying song, "A Place Called Home" was written by my friend, the extremely talented Mike Allsup and performed by DAM. They have deep roots in Modesto and the lyrics and music create a powerful narrative to the images. I am deeply grateful to Mike and the band for their support and permission to use this song. For information on licensing of this song, contact Mike at (Two-Zero-Nine area code) 872-7579.