"Welcome to Huntington Beach" is a series of street portraits I shot over a year while I lived in Huntington Beach, CA. I'm originally from the east coast, so as an outsider it was exciting to discover what made "Surf City USA" so unique. There are so many different types of people there. Surfers, hippy stoners, hillbillies, religious evangelicals. It felt like an amalgamation of the entire country in a beach town. The fact that I was living there in 2016, during a turbulent election year, made it all the more interesting. How do these people get along? What makes them all want to be in the same place? The weirdness and unpretentiousness of the people in Huntington Beach is what drove me to keep shooting.