Diego Callenbach is an 11th grader at NYC Lab High School. He likes to photograph, cook, and occasionally draw in his free time. Diego grew up on the Upper East Side, but now resides in Forest Hills, Queens. He comes from a small line of photographers who influenced him to shoot throughout his life.
In this series, I wanted to showcase how photography made me observe the different lighting, colors and shapes around me in my daily life. Prior to this project, I never took into account the many shadows and shades of lighting we encounter while photographing. Through this new point of view, I specifically wanted to document my life as a teenager growing up in New York city: my friends, the strangers I encounter and the environment.