Motion and the city

motion and the city

Somewhere in Shanghai

I was born in a small village in Lebanon’s north. I saw almost the same faces every day and I knew that nothing was meant to stir after nightfall when we and the village slept. As peaceful as this might sound, it irked me greatly and I longed for movement, for change, for a world that does not sleep, for an energy that is unstoppable. I found that in the big city. I spent my teenage planning my way to move to a big city and to live in the middle of the whirlwind of humanity. Since then I have lived in Beirut, New York City and now Shanghai with several other city stops in between. I feel alive in the big city, I love its people, I am driven by its energy and it inspires me.

6 thoughts on “Motion and the city

  1. Great article and shot. Three ways to go to work in a city, good photographic eye. Talking about the article, sometimes, we, people who lives in big cities, need to stop and take a break in small villages.

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  2. Obviously, Mimo, you are where you ment to be. Your photographs are the testimony for that. The life adventure of humanity in the big city, and through it a glance to something else as well. The blures, the angles, the lighting the blacks & whites, the color and Many times what is not in the frame, but hinted at or somehow being suggested is the most powerful.
    Visual testimony to personal religion – wow!

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