On March 5, 2009 the California Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the validity of Proposition 8, which banned the once legal right for same-sex marriages in the state of California. The oral argument was televised in the San Francisco Civic Center and many people attended demonstrating the views on the proposition.
Initially I wanted to document both sides, but I found that I was almost sucked into documenting the Yes on 8 demonstrators. To me they had this strong religious belief that for many of them seem to fall on the side of hate.
I strongly felt that others who have not been a part of the movement need to see faces frozen in time. Faces that are often filled with disgust and hate.
Craig was made in England, but born in the state of Washington. He was never in any one place for long, as his father’s career usually required a move every three years. Craig has been involved in photography for over 29 years. His first camera was a simple pinhole camera constructed by him and his father when he was a young boy. His love for capturing visual subject matter continued with the guidance of his father, grandfather, and uncle -- all very avid photographers.
Bodie, California Published March 27, 2009