Mikey Asuncion, San Francisco, CA Member Since May 2010 Artist Statement A little camera shy, yes. Friendly, that’s what everyone says. Creative, it’s in my blood. An adventure seeker, now I am!
I most recently moved from my home of 26 years -- Los Angeles -- for the City by the Bay. From one lazy (for lack of better word choices) ‘let’s go to the beach’ urban life to an even more concentrated hustle-bustle ‘keep up with the flow’ urban life. Words cannot describe how happy I am to be here. I wake up every morning ready to jump up and down when I hear the trolly cars rumbling down the street, or when angry taxi drivers are hanging out their window, yelling obscenities at bikers, or when the local drunks wander by, bottle in hand, singing some obscure song that may not even exist.
San Francisco is the city I’ve dreamed of living in -- for how long, I don’t even know -- to breathe in its sweet air, to hide in the fog, or to tackle the killer hills with grace. I’m ready to take everything in along with the new experiences this beautiful place has to offer...good or bad.
I say, "Bring it on bitches!"
I left behind a place, a job, not to mention the slew of family and friends, that was all too familiar to me; to start a new, exciting life, running after my dreams, doing work I am passionate about, and to be with the person I love the most.