I saw her a lot for a period of time. Then, all at once, never again.
She was manic, mostly quiet, sometimes mumbling to herself, but during a particularly cold spell in the city, when ghosts wrapped in blankets roamed the streets all hours of the night, I found her in a tormented state.
As if yearning to escape her skin, head lurched back, doubling over at times, she moaned behind clenched teeth, clearly fighting to keep in what I'm certain would have been a heart wrenching sound. She walked like this, in a state of great pain, until i lost sight of her.
I spent that night feeling heavy of heart.
It was shortly thereafter, she disappeared for good. It took me a long time to stop wondering if I'd see her again.
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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