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BODY06 : I LOVE YOU. IT’S OVER!

I watched her for a moment before capturing this shot, instantly noticing how her outfit matched his. In a sea of normcore she seemed his fated pair yet, she stood there quietly waiting for a chance to take a photo while he, seemingly lost or disinterested, paid her no mind.

I immediately knew I wanted to capture the web of tree limbs behind him to represent the sharp and agitated energy he put off, as she stood there softly waiting to be recognized.

He never turned to acknowledge her before she walked away.

It felt like a breakup.

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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