When you reach a certain place, and someone has helped you get to where you are, you must identify younger talent, and be a mentor for somebody else. POW! WOW! School of Photography was born out of that desire to help others experience the joy of loving what you do. I began 2019 in a conversation with Julia Huang of Imprint Lab. She was always an individual that inspired me, but always believed in me as well. As we talked about goals for the year, I had spoken on my wish to be a stronger leader in the community, and she challenged me with the idea of creating this art program with POW! WOW! Worldwide. I quickly reached out to Jasper Wong to get his blessing, and the rest is history. These images are a culmination of both terms that took place in Long Beach and Honolulu.