Rashid Pineda is a photographer and writer from North Hollywood, CA. His interest in photography began when he’d take snapshots of his surroundings using a cellphone camera while walking home from middle school. After picking up a film camera from his uncle in college, he makes sure to always have one by his side. Pineda believes it’s easy to take your surroundings for granted in a world where the internet provides pretty and polished version of reality. That’s why his favorite photographs to take are the ones that help people appreciate their own backyard.