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BODY46 : WE ALL FALL APART

Sometimes we let go of things. Sometimes things let go of us.

The same person in BODY28, it felt as if he lived on lean. A harmless soul, but what a mess.

Literally, like an old toy, I'd found him in parts all over the city; shoes, bags, prosthetic.... always a trail of things leading to the rest of him.

This time he'd laid out, just outside our building.

I glimpsed him from our window, 11 floors up, on the corner of 7th and Spring, before I grabbed my camera and ran down to see him.

These shots were taken as I approached. His head had been hanging off the edge of the curb, but he'd started to drag himself towards the cool marble wall of the Rite Aid.... probably out of instinct, he was in a serious state this time.

I waited until he was away from the street before I walked away.

In the following few years, I saw him once, coherent and clean. I shot him on Broadway, tending to his prosthetic; an image I consider very rare.

He was one of a few souls I generally worried I'd see go.

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

2820x4956

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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