TWO WORLDS IN ONE CITY

Written By Alex Alpharaoh     Photographed by Federico Mata There is something happening in Los Angeles. It definitely isn’t the city I grew up in, yet it continues to be home. As a kid, I moved around a lot throughout the metropolitan part of Los Angeles, with Echo Park as my first home base and […]

Being There: The San Fernando Valley and Dasein

Written and Photographed by Federico Mata “Everyone is the other and no one is himself.” ― Martin Heidegger, Being and Time Driving around in the San Fernando Valley one cannot help but notice the heavy assault of strip malls. They are littered everywhere. On almost every corner, one can find liquor stores, laundromats, cell phone […]

On The Wisdom of Aging

Written and Photographed by Federico Mata “One sticks one’s finger into the soil to tell by the smell in what land one is: I stick my finger in existence — it smells of nothing. Where am I? Who am I? How came I here? What is this thing called the world? What does this world […]

En La Noche

Written and Photographed By Federico Mata Lack of light attracts the senses to danger… to the unknown, the void. A great mystery is inherently present when the nocturnal aspects of nature manifests themselves to the psyche. When the luminescence is missing from the scene of what’s seen, a rebellion occurs: that which is usually hidden, […]