"I came from China one year ago."
“What’s been your lowest moment since arriving?”
“No one moment. Just nights alone, not with parents, not with friends, sitting in room, thinking about nothing, smoking cigarettes.”
Gave an in-depth interview over the weekend for my friends at Bettery Magazine. It’s a really smart webzine that interviews a variety of artists/thinkers/designers/engineers about urban issues. You can check the interview out here:http://bitly.com/Rs8KKy
I wandered into the lobby of a nursing home on the Upper West Side and discovered this man on his way to deliver a yellow bear to his wife. “I visit her everyday,” he said, “even when the mind is gone, the heart shows through.”
This man was so interesting. He was homeless and barefoot, yet extremely articulate, and armed with an iPhone that he used for street photography. Asked about the iPhone, he said: “I’m homeless but I’ve got good credit.”
He then showed me one of his photos. “I snapped this photo of a famous model,” he said. “I guess I smelled a little ripe that day because she was incredibly rude to me and made the most horrible face. So I touched up the photo a bit.”