People of south

Digital photography, Texas/Arkansas/Arizona/New Mexico, 2012-2013

We all were influenced by the USA early on in our childhood and this strong influence still continues nowadays. An immeasurable number of movies, tv shows, web series, photos, magazines but also culture in general, it’s all surrounding us day by day, enveloping us more and more. We don’t find any reason to defend ourselves against it in any way.

However the general attitude and opinion is very controversial and going from one extreme right into the other, from “I love NY” to “death to USA!” But the author is trying to stay above all that. His goal was to capture a non-critical testimony, not about the exaggerated and insanely blown up illusion of the American dream, but about everyday people because only through people you can discover the real unmasked face of every country. Thus Lukas decided to capture people mainly on the streets. He came to this conclusion majorly because the streets were the most familiar surroundings to him – full of unknown people, far far away from home.

Entire series with individual stories you can find on http://lukaspp.tumblr.com/

Text: Katarina Hornáková

 

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