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The Moment Next Door

noteworthy normalities hidden in plain sight of destinations extraordinaires

   Traveling the world is to be smitten with the world. But with all its obvious glory wrapped around the eyes, ricocheting between landmarks and landscapes with names and fames, it is hard to see the subtle phenomena tucked away in immediate proximity. While our gaze is fixed to the brightest stars, there is something beatific dancing in the black holes of our attention where the cosmos is deepest, something nameless but far from beautyless, something that can only be experienced from the inside. Always singular, often vague, sometimes marginal, and never trivial, the moments next door can only be found, not sought.

"All too flattened by the genericness of mass-experience, it is time to make space for the moments next door"

All too flattened by the genericness of mass-experience, it is time to make space 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.

"Showing the world as is, this body of work is framed by candor and not caged in by any one genre, style, or color pallet."

Showing the world as is, this body of work is framed by candor and not caged in by any one genre, style, or color pallet. No post-production acrobatics have been performed on these shots; no sexy cosmetics have been applied. Any addition would have been a lie at best, a robbery at worst.

Where the world is loudest there are no secrets to be unearthed. The moments next door are as still as they are surprising, ad hoc tableaus that expire as they transpire, unassembled piles or atoms, improbable constellations that tickle the solidified predictability of sightseeing purism.

 

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