My name is Mariano Cayo, I am 27 years old, I was born in Lima, Peru and raised in Miami, FL & St. Louis, Missouri. I started taking pictures when I was 18 years old while living in Missouri. I'd experienced a major culture shock seeing as I was "finally in the United States". Miami has a very large population of Latinos which make it feel a lot less like the rest of the country, even the state. I'd experienced a great shift in perspective and understanding of the world around me after I moved and was fully immersed in a completely different culture.
The more I took pictures the more it became second nature for me to have my camera on me at all times. I began perceiving the world through the lense even when I wasn't shooting, it became infectious. I later moved to New York City and started learning more and more about different photographers, styles of photography, and what I resonated most with. While my time there was short lived, I learned a lot about street photography and how I like to shoot- the closer I got, the better. I later moved back to Miami where I've been here for the past year, almost year and a half, continuing to shoot my experiences.