Documentary and Fashion Photographer Brian Van Lau ‘Zerkalou’ is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this social documentary photography. From his project ‘A New Hope‘. To see Brian’s portfolio and projects click on any image.
The fear of presently, or inevitably, living an unsatisfying and unfulfilling life, leads people away from their homes, from the people and places that are genuinely precious, in search of something intangible and ultimately, unconvincing.
In hopes of finding the “fullness,” I photographed the people and the places most precious to me over the course of a year in my town. I noticed that the colors seemed brighter, the air warmer, the fog harboring even more mystery, and the people more content, despite the meagerness of it all. I don’t want to look to the future to fix everything, I just want to know the “fullness” and the depths of what’s here, already around me.
By Brian Van Lau