In 2010, I was given an assignment by my high school photography teacher that required us to photograph strangers out in public. After he showed us the work of Mary Ellen Mark, I excitedly went out and took portraits of biker gangs in North Shore and the large houseless population that makes up O'ahu. It was exhilarating to connect with complete strangers and bond with them within a matter of minutes. I quickly fell in love with the concept of this assignment and grew deeply fascinated by the untold stories of everyone around me. This desire urged me to start my 365 Strangers Project. Nearly nine years later, this project still continues. While it may not be a 365 project anymore or a project Iʻm able to do as much as I used to, itʻs something I will forever hold close to my heart.