Human Shake

what a fine blend we are

  We are something. Of course, just what we are is anyone’s guess. But, we are. We really are. All of us. Same same, but different. Each one like the other, all unique, a plurality of singulars. Everyone moving along the same desire lines with different dreams and intentions. All good, all bad, all everything in-between. Every mind an unsolvable puzzle, every life another dimension, every character a thousand plots. Happiness hoarders, decision dwellers, time traders, life laborers, love lovers. We’re puppets without strings, dancing to our own rhythm while chanting the same anthem. We all want the same difference, we all hold on to each other, feet up in the air. Living in the waiting line in timeless motion and fashion, ever never changing. This collection is a blender, so watch out that you don’t end up in it one day.


a glimpse


glimpse: 4714 MONKEY | And just like the drizzle, a passenger of the February mist, the people kept pouring in by the busloads until the Great Wall was flooded. They all had come to usher in the New Year – 4714, year of the monkey – but they had come in peace, elbowless and hasteless, moving together in collective harmony like one enormous serpentine organism.

glimpse: BLACK NAZARENE | Black Nazarene, you didn’t call, but they came, by the millions. Are you seeing this?

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photos | people

Story Time

we all have one isn’t just a tale; it is the very world we live in, inside our head, and as much as we can let others in, they will always see it with a different set of eyes. see more

photos | people

That’s Funny – Humor Mirror

tickled by humor, genuineness surfaces

Only ever living in one head, our head, knowing what’s going on in another, is anyone’s guess. The best clue we’ll ever get is genuine emotion... see more

photos | people

Not Pity Poor: Grace of the Life Lottery's Runner Ups

fortitude and perseverance forged in a hard place

Pity is misplaced here; awareness is welcome and so is action. There are many ways to even out the chances of a slanted life lottery... see more

photos | people

Outside Job

when your office isn’t anywhere near an office

...nobody robbed us of our freedom; it was an inside job we signed up for. Outside jobs, by contrast, are not always a deliberate choice and oftentimes the harder labor, but they come with a certain spatial freedom... see more

photos | essays

That Candid Moment Before the Mask

perfect imperfection before the stage is set

...portrait candidness is the short lived obliviousness before the stage is set and it thrives on the imperfection of anticipating the "picture perfect" moment... see more

reads | life

A Homage to Education

empowerer, character-builder, freedom fighter

...I think education empowers people to take agency, think critically, ask questions and have a choice in life. It is the key driver in a person’s intellectual development and, more importantly, character evolution... read more

reads | travel

Who Is That White Savior With the Complex?

Are Westerners trying to save the world on their terms?

...development assistance can  be viable; unless it feeds into an individual or systemic White Savior Complex that results in the idea of one side helping the other and distracts people from the underlying issues and inequities. read more

countries | Europe | Spain

Barcelona / Revolution in the Air, But Where?

people carry on ordinarily while the political stage is in flames


...yet, between these societal lines, where the quintessence of our life as human beings dwells, our situation remains largely the same, despite political turmoil... explore




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photos | people

The Observer Effect: Momentary Momentum

in-between instants

...the camera’s skill to freeze the momentary momentum in-between scenes is nothing short of miraculous and reminds me of a quirky phenomenon in the quantum realm: the observer effect. see more

one photo, one story
cityscapes & street
known marvels & chance discoveries
from the wild to the stray
when inked in black & white
curated collections with narratives
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