It is not an eyewitness account of the ugly or the beauty of Mexican urban society; I’m not attempting to make any statement against or for, it’s just a collection of moments that called out begging to be photographed. My aim nonetheless is to fuse my voice with that which cries out to me from my surroundings; to reproduce a chorus that draws attention to the uniqueness of a place I still call my new home even after 12 years.
I also do independent contract work for a group in international commerce based in Mexico City. My love for photography had been birthed and nurtured –via magazines and books-- in childhood by a basic yet inexplicable need to peer into the lives of other people and understand my place in relation to others, and where I fit in this world.
The absence of formal training in arts or photography has never discouraged me. My teachers are other photographers I admire --past and present-- whose power and ability to communicate through the lens I study to emulate while learning to develop my own vision. My work has been used by magazines, NGOs, and universities across the globe.
To view his work visit: http://myephemerality.com/
All images © Luis A. de Jesus. 2012