In every city, there is someone cutting holes in the floor for the earth to push trees through. It’s funny how unnatural an attempt to preserve nature can be, as if a forest of solitary trees could compete for light with a blooming metropolis.
My contribution to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge, inspired by the Grid theme, is an image I took at the Alhambra in Granada, Spain. I enjoyed the way my eyes were guided through the scene by dark lines as well as light, landing on moments of both solitude and companionship.
Thirty minutes is all it takes for city lights to fade into stars. Thirty minutes for concrete to dissolve into forest, for lines to curve, for branches to grow arms, for death to come back to life, for silence to engulf sound. A steady decrescendo as the anxious purr of civilization sighs back into a … More City Limits
Living in the developed world means that the consequences of overconsumption are hidden from our sight. When the sky is still sleepy, garbage trucks sweep through neighborhoods filling their cavernous plastic bellies with overflowing bins of waste. The sun comes up and a weeks’ worth of excess is already being dumped into a fenced off … More Groundless Borders & Invisible Trash
To remind myself that no matter my location, there will always be constants, I look for shapes. My identity is a thousand different puzzle pieces searching for their place–for the fit that’s not forced and the image that slowly forms. I’m a fractured reflection of ideas and conversations and moments and environments and most of all, … More The Comforts of Geometry
I. I am suspended between tourism and exile. II. To study abroad is to place yourself in the simultaneous grasp of these two incompatible ideas. III. I am both the tourist and the exiled. IV. I am neither the tourist nor the exiled. V. Because of this, I am privileged. Because of this, I have … More Between Tourism and Exile
In celebration of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, I joined my dad for his photo ritual, “Ten Days of Awe”. For the past ten days, I commemorated this time of reflection and rejoicement in Judaism by taking a photo of a simple, yet exceptional moment which caused me to pause, look, and appreciate. This project … More Ten Days of Awe