Affinity. Closeness. Longing for connection. These shared experiences are what elevate our lives beyond mere existence. Good or bad, they are the muse for poetry, the rhythm of music, and the ‘heart’ in our heart. This body of work is about exploring just that: our humanity seen through how we connect with something outside ourselves. That moment when we bare our souls and open our hearts.

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Nishi & Uncle Ricky, Washington DC, 2017

Uncle Ricky first met Nishi at the Waffle House, he comes in everyday because she brightens up his day. I sat and watched them laughing, noticing their easy friendship and connection. I couldn't help but join in their conversation and they told me they've become really good friends and she even takes him shopping.  Some people have that sunny disposition and ability to make connections with almost everyone they encounter.  I think that's a really special trait to have.

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