Four strangers from the series Portraits of Strangers by street photographer Danny Santos
“When I’m out on the streets, I often encounter faces that make me look twice; faces that stand out in the crowd without trying; faces that are out of the ordinary. They range from the exquisitely beautiful to the strangely wonderful. I started to approach these strangers for permission to take a photo of them. Some said no, but most said yes. After taking their portrait, I’d say ‘thank you’ and walk on along. I didn’t ask for their names, or where they came from, or what they do, because I wanted the viewers to see them how I saw them: as beautiful strangers”
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The fact remains that getting people right is not what living is all about anyway. It’s getting them wrong that is living, getting them wrong and wrong and wrong and then, on careful consideration, getting them wrong again.
That’s how we know we’re alive: we’re wrong. ”
Philip Roth, American Pastoral
Janelle Monae’s latest feels like a breath of fresh R&B energy distilled from the past.
Influences range from Prince to Outkast and an uncanny MJ’ish (Jackson 5) sounding track.