Each individual has a story. In a series of intimate interviews, we explore the emotional and intriguing human experience through the lens of students navigating self identity within their newfound freedom.
For nineteen-year-old molecular biology student, Samantha Apodaca, surfing surpasses the realm of sport and resonates on a deeper level. It encompasses the essence of exhilaration, providing a fluid form of self-expression and a unique lifestyle that extends beyond the ocean. In this photo essay, Sam offers a rare glimpse of her life outside of the water, the aspects of the world and the people in it that inspire her and how she embraces the stoke in every moment.
A fearless creative, Cal Poly junior Jordan Collins constantly pushes societal boundaries, redefining gender as a fluid spectrum. Collins provides a radically expressive insight into his experience in drag, revealing how it increases his confidence, shifts his perspective and empowers his individuality.
With the incredible power to evoke emotion and capitivate an audience with the curation of melodies, students Jack Boyce, Alice Neary and Chris Tom are individually making waves in the electronic music scene. These beat weavers reflect on their love of performing and examine their intimate connection to the music they create. Hover over each photograph to hear their story.