No bullshit, Juan Fuentes is my favorite photographer in the city of Denver. I may be a little biased since he’s the homie, but the way he’s been able to document life as he sees it has not only inspired me, but it’s made me want to be better at telling the stories that I capture through my own lens.
His recent photo exhibit at ReCreative Denver is one of the most important collection of stills to be presented in this city. I’m definitely not a historian, and I’m only going off my own recollection of exhibits that I’ve been able to see for myself, but during these rapidly changing times in the Mile High City, Juan has been able to document a side of Denver that very often goes overlooked. Juan has turned the trials and tribulations of life on the street into a celebration of roots, culture and perseverance.
Seeing his growth as an artist firsthand has been a privilege, I can’t wait to see what he does next. Aight peace.