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BODY28 : THE LEAN

Lean left his body all over the streets of DTLA. Sometimes alone. Sometimes with friends.

This was Sunday. I'd seen them start the day before, just feet from the entry to Grand Market, huddled together in conversation. Now they laid, scattered all over the sidewalk.

I have several photographs of this moment which I will probably hold away from eyes for quite a long time - one of the group reaches for a cup that almost isn't there while BODY28 lays dead still.

Strangely, I found the impression of the blast - a stain from the Purple Drank that'd been spilled just behind his prosthetic.

Creator

IMAGHOSTXO

imaghostxo.eth

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.

Properties

Rights

Extended Editorial

Site

DTLA

Status

There

Spectrum

B/W

Artist

IMAGHOSTXO

Edition

1/1

Dimensions

4956x2820

Filetype

JPG

License

Extended Editorial

Can be used to display privately, or in commercial and non-commercial settings, or in groups with an unlimited number of participants. The license includes unlimited use and display in virtual or physical galleries, documentaries, and essays by the NFT holder. Provides no rights to create commercial merchandise, commercial distribution, or derivative works.

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