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Oct. 30, 2019
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I’m a film photographer based in Los Angeles who has spent the better part of 2019 documenting the live music scene and reimagining traditional portrait photography. It’s through this viewpoint that I’ve been able to become more adept at conducting grander, more elaborate projects, which has led me to create The Pinch.

With The Pinch, I wanted to tap into the untold narrative that one’s culture contains. Growing up in an Ethiopian household, a pinch to me represented discipline, grounding myself into the confines of reality. Yet as I’ve grown older, I’ve realized that the potency of a pinch resided in its ability to educate simply through the jolt it sends through one’s body. 

And to me, the autumn is that jolt in our lives. 

New people are introduced into our lives at a rapid rate thanks to the reintroduction of school and jobs, allowing us to learn about the world that surrounds us. These are a few of the stories I’ve grown to learn over the years. 

This is The Pinch.