“Work is about a search for daily meaning as well as daily bread, for recognition as well as cash, for astonishment rather than torpor; in short, for a sort of life rather than a Monday through Friday sort of dying.” ― Studs Terkel
Louis “Studs” Terkel was an American author, historian, actor, and broadcaster who received the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 1985 for “The Good War” and is best remembered for his oral histories of common Americans.
When I was studying at university I devoured many of his well written narratives regarding ordinary people and their daily life experiences.
His writing style and novel approach to understanding people has influenced my own choice of photographic subject matter.
I try to present people as they are and how they cope with the life settings and situations they find themselves in everyday.
By exposing their trials , tribulations and successes I hope to offer a glimpse into our own universally shared human experiences and frustrations.
We are not alone. The space between us is the bonding element of our humanity.