You are invited to visit my photographic series Beings of the Broken Wood / A Tribute to Charles Darwin.
These images have been found in trunks of Lima (Perú), my city, over the last five years.
The set is a sort of free reflection on concepts of Darwin: origins of beings, the evolution and variation of forms of life, the “struggle for existence”, and even some questions about those themes regarding the humankind.
The well known tree diagram of Darwin, with many branches, could be considered evoked by the fact that all the photographs of the series belong to real trees.
Thanks in advance!
No so far from Johnny’s home you can find those modern buildings that make the “modern face” of the City.
Here Johnny walks very fast. Although he loves to remain “in home”, he walks to get some food. I guess he gets it in a wholesale market for fruit and vegetables that is at 10 or 15 minutes distance.
Johnny is able to be still for a long while before he takes the next step.
Johnny is waking up in this pic. The black patches are his beds… He uses warm ashes to get heat in winter nights. No risk, no dream.
Johnny loves papers; here he has even a pen. I can remember at least two other guys with mental disorders and homeless that search or beg paper and pen.
The Real Estate Boom that is changing the City lets some debris for Johnny’s “home”.