"There are so many people that use 'following your dreams' as an excuse to not work. When in reality, following your dreams, successfully, is nothing but work." -Brandon Stanton
I am Cody Babcock a photographer born and raised in San Jose, California. My life has always been behind the camera as I look at every experience as an opportunity to make a single moment become infinite. I traveled around during my college years searching for what many never find, my dreams. After it was all said and done I graduated from William Jessup University in 2016 with my Visual Arts degree and landed back in the Bay Area ready to show the world who I am through the lens of a looking glass, my camera.
I was blessed growing up in the Bay Area. The melting pot that it is and the cultures that I have immersed myself in have formed me into the photographer I am. My biggest influence from the Bay is the Hip-Hop scene. Hip-Hop is a staple of the community here and artists have been pioneering there unique form of music in The Bay for decades that is finally getting recognized nationally. Music was my first love and I believe that directly translates into my how I shoot photo's. Shooting at different musical venues and musicians that I vibe with is where I get my energy from to keep making art through my camera lens. I want to be able to bring the artists performance to life by capturing the peak moments that highlight the incredible performances they put on.
Music may drive me but I have a deep love for shooting all subjects, everything from engagement photos to creative portraits I've done and get excited about doing. I strive to continue to expand my network and clientele while I push myself beyond my perceived limits to continue to grow as a photographer and as a human being who wants to make this world a little more hyphy every day.