Kaid began taking photographs in the mid90’s. One of his first images was a piece of graffiti that was located under a bridge. To get to this location, you needed to repel down rocks, scale a large concrete structure and then manoeuvre yourself over a barbed wire fence. That was one of his first memories of photography, from then on, Kaid was hooked on exploring and capturing the world through the lens of his camera. When Kaid moved to Taiwan and immersed himself in another culture, he found his camera was the best tool to bridge the gap between cultural differences and forge friendships. As he began to become more comfortable with venturing through nearly every street in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, his desire to capture images in the rest of the world grew stronger. To date, Kaid has traveled to over 40 countries using his camera to document unique moments and people throughout the world. His images reveal curiosity, sense of adventure and gifted connection with people, traits that mark the best (and most grateful) of travelers.

 

As his body of work grew, Kaid began to exhibit in various galleries around the world. He quickly realized that he preferred his pictures to be displayed in their original environment; in the streets. By placing the pictures where they were taken, people felt more comfortable viewing the work. In the streets, the images were more powerful interacting with their natural surroundings. Kaid has used his images to engage the public’s attention to issues such as poverty, women’s rights, environmental degradation and worker’s rights in the labour force. He has placed his artwork in 15 different cities over five continents. His work has been featured in major international publications and news organizations such as CNN, South China Morning Post and he was nominated for the Freedom to Create award for his work on poverty.

 

While creating a series of work placing prestine nature scenes in the heart of Manila, Kaid was able to interact with the people of the city, who were surprisingly eager and happy to offer their assistance. He was inspired by their generosity and decided to create something more permanent than the works of art that he was leaving on the walls. Kaid became part of these neighbourhoods, teaching the children and learning their stories in order to bring them to the world’s attention. To date, Kaid along with the help of volunteers and the Office of Culture and Design in Manila have taught 33 classes to over 2,000 students mostly in Manila as well as Dhaka, Bangladesh and Colombo, Sri Lanka.