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Whereas the tourist generally hurries back home at the end of a few weeks or months, the traveler belonging no more to one place than to the next, moves slowly over periods of years, from one part of the earth to another. Indeed, he would have found it difficult to tell, among the many places he had lived, precisely where it was he had felt most at home … another important difference between tourist and traveler is that the former accepts his own civilization without question; not so the traveler, who compares it with the others, and rejects those elements he finds not to his liking

—Paul Bowles, The Sheltering Sky

I find being in motion a natural state. For as much as I hear about America’s state of being a social melting pot, Europe presents a much more concentrated diversity of all aspects of civilization. This series is a general view of Europe, a step back from being in the moment and more coming to an understanding of what it means to be ‘foreign’ in this day and age.

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Amsterdam

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Zagreb

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In Transit

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Bordeaux

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Amsterdam

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Berlin

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Paris

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Prague

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Berlin

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Bordeaux

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Zagreb

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Bordeaux

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Amsterdam

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Amsterdam

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Bordeaux

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Prague

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Bordeaux

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Prague

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Amsterdam

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Bordeaux

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Prague

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Prague

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Berlin

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In Transit

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Bordeaux

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Berlin

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Zurich

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Paris

Movement is essential.

If there is one thing that terrifies me about the internet, it’s the idea that virtual experiences will be an appropriate substitute for real ones. The eventual feeling of familiarity that begins with the discomfort of not belonging has the power to unite us all, yet only in person have I ever seen these differences overcome.

In a version of the world that was beneficial to all people, freedom of movement would be not only allowed but encouraged (and inexpensive). Though I enjoy exotic cuisines or interesting art and fashion as much as anyone on the road, I tend to study how a given city or country has assembled itself, how its people have grown over time to create a society and what aspects of our humanity are meant to be catered to by it. These are some of the things I think about when doing general shooting.

      Details
  • Ongoing series begun in 2012 with a Leica M6
  • Black and white film used varies between Kodak T-Max 400, Kodak Tri-X 400, Ilford HP5 Plus and Ilford 3200
  • Color film is Fuji Provia 100 and Kodak Portra 400
  • Country-specific galleries include Spain, Morocco, Japan and the USA