the world from my angle
(photos with the occasional word)
Framed by candor and rawness, but not caged in by any one genre, style, or color pallet, these photos depict a beautiful and strange planet filled with nonsensical but mostly lovable creatures, distinguished by their stark contrasts and tied together by their fundamental similarities. Collectively, these galleries document today's challenges, which are often painfully easy to ignore with our ill-conceived sense of safe distance – far away and down the road – but that we must face, together, now. Yet, they show another vital angle in times of polarization dominating the political discourse and media outlets readily catering to consumerist audiences with an appetite for sensation: a lens pointed at everyday life that never ascends to newsworthiness – a soothing testimony to the utter normalities of a mass-middle carrying on ordinarily. That’s why at every corner a prominent spotlight is reserved for the moments next door: noteworthy normalities hidden in plain sight of destinations extraordinaires, unsung heroes disappearing in the shadows of headlining happenings, modest neighbors of guidebook icons. From Argentina to Zimbabwe, Manhattan mingling with Mangroves, poverty vis-à-vis worry-free.