J.N. Silva is a talented self-taught photographer and educator who currently lives and works in West New York, New Jersey, US. “I started to study computer programming in college, until I became aware of a deep-rooted hatred for math that lingered inside, so I switched to a double major in English and Philosophy”, he says. Silva shoots a lot of incredible street photographs of the city through harsh light and contrast.

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I began taking pictures as a way of making keepsakes for myself. My memory is terrible, and photography has the magical effect of instilling in me where I was, and more importantly, how I felt when I pressed that shutter button.

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