We are as stars, expulsed and dying.
Some named, held in awe.
Some ignored and unseen.
I see these bodies: powerful, compelling in every form and expression. Unaware of the absolute beauty of simply being, burning, and dying before each other’s eyes.
This image encapsulates so much about that statement through an image that, to me, holds an almost religious energy about it.
I can FEEL the blind man's awareness. And, the dog looking at the central subject, momentarily frozen by whatever looming entity possessed him, gives me the sense that something, unseen by overly complicated and distracted lives, is present - a reminder that we are so tenuously connected to a vast and eternal set of energies, realities, and truths we will never know... all made more eerie by the glowing street light above the passing crowd, below.
I’m a Street Photographer from DTLA who believes that capturing truth requires the absence of me.
I’ve slept, worked, and lived in the streets of DTLA all my life.
Most recently, I lived in the center of the city, at 7th and Spring, and shot every single day for 8 years.
I shoot with at 23mm fixed lens, so I have to get close to my subjects. I’m not a sniper. I believe that if I can’t get close enough to catch the shot, I don’t deserve it.
My work is candid. My shots are unposed. My goal is to simply be present and distinctly attentive to the moments swirling around me with the single intention to capture any of an unfathomable amount of impossible alignments that go unseen every day.
To pull from my Genesis: We are stars. Expelled & dying flashes of light. Some named, held in awe. Some ignored, most unseen. An eternal cycle of peerless moments; the ephemeral beauty of simply being, burning, and dying before each other’s eyes.
Many of us go through life questioning our value. I hope that my work captures the fact that you are immense, powerful, and perfect every moment you are alive.
Thank you for being here.
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