These images, captured from our shared reality, illustrate how chaotic and destructive forces can be manipulated to become passive reminders of order and beauty; an affirmation of our potential for positive change.
This is my attempt to break these illusions of superiority and inferiority, these prejudices like racism, classism, and sexism by capturing scenes with an unlikely beauty from everyday existence. Photos that will clearly illustrate– from chaos can come order.
"No one has ever created except literally to escape hell."
"As an artist, I come to sing, but as a citizen, I will always speak for peace and no one can silence me in this."
A PROJECT IN THE MAKING
These photos are the beginning of something new while we all are experiencing something new. This work will bring to light what we should all understand as truth. If a meager man like me can create images that share qualities with the masterpieces we hang in museums and deem priceless from the mundane actions of seemingly unimportant average people on streets that could be anywhere and nowhere only by the virtue of his hard work and dedication then, those who are born into privilege, those who are blessed with exceeding talent and intelligence, who have more wealth than most of us can conceive before they are conceived, and those who can naturally lead and inspire must have the ability to reverse the wrongs of this world.
"Real men laugh at opposition, real men smile when enemies appear."
I will try to, with these photos, raise the money I need to travel the world. Only then can I create the work I am meant to do; the work that will change minds. Now, to most of you, all I ask is that you give these photos the same attention you would give to a painting or a poem. To those of you who fall into the category of “privileged”, I ask, Please, know that along with many other artists I need your support. I do not mean by donating to a charity, but instead, we need you to find an artist who will produce work and ensure she/he has all that is necessary to produce that work. If you do not then that work may never come to be, and if (like mine) it does manage to enter this world I can guarantee you that with basic support that work would be better by leaps and light-years. You will never regret the day you decided to become a god; the day you started crafting dreams into lived moments. I won’t try to sell you now for I, above all, hope these help.