Angela DeCenzo

San Francisco

Angela DeCenzo

San Francisco

When talking to Angela, you get the sense that every word out of her mouth is unmeasured truth. The feeling in her images is exactly the same. They capture real moments with real people, raw in all their imperfection and spontaneity.

Angela focuses on portraits of the creative and industrious people behind your favorite restaurant, clothing line or local startup. They’re portraits of places and cultures and happenings, and the little memories between that end up being most meaningful. They’re snippets of contemporary human experience that are just as fleeting as they are universal.

Angela is tuned in to nuances of personality and tradition partly because of the way she grew up, spending the first 10 years of her life traveling around the country in her family’s VW van. They would pitch a tipi if her parents stayed in one place for awhile, giving Angela enough time to observe each way of life and seek the common thread beneath our differences.

This sense of curiosity still helps Angela access what’s beyond an individual’s objective appearances, adding texture and life to their story. Because Angela believes everyone has a meaningful story worth representing. Child, fisherman, waitress, cityscape - it all has something to teach us, whether it’s a distinct way of seeing the world or a fresh way of appreciating life.

Whatever your story, Angela can’t wait to tell it in images.