Tyquane Kai Bates

33 – Brooklyn, NY

What Are You Most Passionate About?

The art of photography and film.

Who Is Your Hero? Why?

Gordon Parks. He was able to capture the pure essence of the subject he took photographs of. How he documented the photographs made you feel as if you were there when he took them.

What Is Your Favorite Sound?

The bustling sound of New York City.

What Project Would A Laptop Help You With?

I am working on a photo / film series called “Mommy/Daddy & Me”. It depicts raw conversation captured on film with parents, guardians and or mentors having a heart to heart talk with their children. I would also love to capture portraits as well. This project is near and dear to me because I lost my dad at 15 years of age and my mom at the age of 25. I had so many unanswered questions and unresolved issues that I never had a chance to solve within my own family.

What do you love about this project?

The raw healing that comes with openness and forgiveness. We as people bottle up so many emotions that fester inside us and distort our viewpoints. Through coming together and talking about our problems, we can heal ourselves mentally, physically and spiritually.

What Languages do you speak?

English.

Given a choice, would you prefer a Mac or PC?

Mac