Jan Contreras

Jan Contreras

Photographer and traveller

  • Jan Contreras
    Published 2 years ago
    The Power of Faith

    The Power of Faith

    I am remembering back to the time this photo was taken in November 2016. I had spent the past few weeks like a rolling stone, backpacking by myself through Oregon where I found a job working on a legal cannabis farm. Although I had decided I was ready to start heading home, I wasn't ready for the adventures to stop. I started in a rest stop in Southern Oregon. The first person I saw was an older man having lunch in his truck. "I am heading south," I said, "Can I have a ride?" He kindly agreed and off we went crossing the border lines into Northern California. After getting acquainted and exchanging a few stories, I had remembered that it was Election Day! I quickly realized how bold I really was!... Not only for hitchhiking across states but doing during the most controversial election day in history.