Max has taken thousands of photos of Oceanside. Above are just a few of his favorites.
by Scott Ashton
Maxime Koch has a dream of bringing his artistic talents to the United States one day. At just 20 years old, he has just completed his 5th visit to the United States in the last five years, and will be returning for another visit in less than two months. Max has a passion for the arts, including photography, drawing, guitar and tattoo artistry.
Max’s love for the U.S. began before he ever visited the country. As a boy, Max enjoyed watching American movies, which he says gave him a vision of what it would be like here. Max’s first visit to the U.S. came as part of Ace International’s cultural exchange program when he was 16 years old. He stayed with a local family for three weeks. His visit turned out to match the expectations he found in the movies. “This is how I was imagining it would be in the United States.”