- Posted January 8, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Your Kodak Moment
Waiting and Reflecting
He enlisted in the Army National Guard in 2000, at the age of 17, in order to finance his education. He explains: 'My military experiences and my photos/film work have been very interdependent. In fact, the student film that got me accepted to [film school] was written during basic training. [...] As an artist I wanted to have credibility. Why would anyone care about what I have to say? So I took on my first deployment as an adventure. It evolved into something more complex, which as with any life experience, takes time to digest.'
'I won't be in the Army forever but I will always have these photos and everything attached to them.'
- elchueco, CNN iReport producer