JULY 2013 BACK ISSUE by Gaia Squarci
Here no one is a stranger. You feel at home but far from where you’re from. Moments pop up, perform themselves and then take another shape. These photos don’t represent anything other than themselves. They are fleeting responses to a place and a feeling I’m still figuring out. Flipping through, I feel a quiet tension provoked at times by ambiguity, at times by irony. The people in the photos are not posing, they’re often not even aware I’m looking at them, but the images I return to are the ones that seem part of another dimension, neither fact nor fiction. I guess it’s my way to deal with the City. It continuously generates so much information that I’d feel lost if I couldn’t imagine my own stories, starting from the hint that life offers as it happens in front of me. New York marks you, but it doesn’t direct you. It can be anything you want it to be, as intense as you can stand. Redhook, Brooklyn, May 11, 2013. Lower East Side, New York, July 17. 2012. Midtown, New York, May 23, 2013. Coney Island. Brooklyn, August 25, 2012. East Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York, March 14, 2013. Upper East Side. New York, October 26, 2012. Midtown, New York, July 5, 2012. Redhook, Brooklyn. Jan 12, 2012. Lower East Side, New York, May 29, 2012. B Train, New York, February 12, 2013. Travis, Staten Island. July 4, 2012. Midtown, New York, October 23, 2012. Williamsburg, Brooklyn, March 22, 2012. Soho, New York, February 9, 2013. Chinatown. New York, February 16, 2013 Back to current issue