After an accident years ago that involved a coma, my life is often a struggle of memory against forgetting. Photography is, for me, an ally in that effort. The photos themselves and the stories and feelings around each are my way of remembering my own past, as well as creating a record of my world now to fend off future forgetting.
About my DeviantID: For several years I was a teacher in the Congo with the Kuba tribe, and I was happy to get the nickname "Teacher Mikobi" from my friends in the village.
Current Residence: native new mexican / "living" in seattle
Favourite genre of music: something that moves
Currently listening: grimes / lewis watson / digweed
Favourite photographer: william eggleston / martin munkacsi / david fokos
Favourite writers: czesław miłosz / nazim hikmet / raymond carver / rainer maria rilke / octavio paz
Operating System: olympus om-1
Favourite cartoon character: margarita luisa chascarillo - maggie from love & rockets
Favorite visual artist: jaime hernandez? brian kershisnik?
Favorite movies: cloud atlas ~ howl's moving castle ~ www.studioaka.co.uk/go/varmints/
Tools of the Trade: intuition
Other Interests: tutto il mondo
Personal Quote: be kind ~ do good work ~ enjoy life