“Hey guys, my name is JB Salimbacod but on IG I go by @jay_avilla, and I’m born and raised in Calgary, Canada. My first creative medium I ever practiced was actually the art of bboying, or more commonly known as, breakdancing and I am thankful for my mentor @simbasiah for guiding me through that art. Throughout middle school till the end of high school I was exploring into as many dance forms as I could. I’ve competed in many competitions with my crew and with my school dance teams. Dancing was and always will be a part of my life. Now, I’ve been practicing the art of photography for about 3 years ever since graduating and how I got into that was through a good friend of mine, @a.briones__, showing me how a camera worked. Both of us began shooting street and, though I am more into portraits now, my style of capturing street will always be my favourite. There’s something about being in between the middle of so much concrete, filled with so many things going on, and taking the time to frame and capture certain events that leaves me amazed. With any camera, the user literally has all the power to portray a sort of emotion, or message through the environment around them. With the press of a button, not only do you capture time, but you capture the essence of life as well.“
JB is a member of the @barangaybois and will be visiting from Calgary, Canada to showcase his work at our gallery on June 22!