about the artist
How can I tell you who or what I am, when I know so little about it? Of course, I will share gladly what I've gathered so far: read my words and you’ll read my mind, look at my photos and you’ll see the world from my angle, wander through MilesAstray and you will know me more intimately than any CV or portrait could express. If you are interested, let me tell you how I got here and how this project came about.
In May 2012, I set out to work with grassroots nonprofits while traveling from Colombia to Argentina for a year. Little did I know that I was actually embarking on a six-year odyssey around the world. In a way, that day I left was like a deliberate second birthday, the first step of a new chapter of a reinvented life. I lived and worked with local communities in Latin America, Asia and Africa, and as months became years and then yesteryears, the initial journey became a nomadic lifestyle.
All the photographs and notes I took along the way were personal keepsakes, and it wasn't until four years into my travels that I started sharing these impressions online. I adopted the pen name Miles Astray, because that's where I often find myself – miles astray.
When I returned home for the first time in May 2018, it was no longer a place to settle, but one to stop by. And so I am still out here, not so much to find answers, but to keep asking questions.
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