Aspiring musicians from all over the world can be found hanging out near the corner of Hollywood and Highland thanks to Musicians Institute. Over the years, I had the privilege of photographing many of their students as part of their Independent Artist Program. For most, it's the first time in front of a stranger's lens so the challenge is to make them feel comfortable and capture their personality in 10-20 minutes. Part collaboration, part dance party... it's always a really fun and inspiring day. 

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