i have had an aversion to Instagram lately, only because i find it hard that it is the go-to for everything now a days. where did you find that? oh i saw it on Instagram. did you hear about this amazing new place? yeah I saw it on Instagram. i don’t know, i just long for the days when the web was so much MORE than just Instagram and social media – including blogs! i miss the era of the blog, not only because i have a blog (of course) but i felt like things were so much more varied and interesting back then. i miss WEIRD ass blogs. stumbling onto some truly strange stuff. now everything looks the same, feels the same… maybe i’m just complaining for nothing. but i want something different! it’s one of the reasons i can’t let go of this very blog.
anyway so where did i discover the work of photographer Levi Mandel? not on Instagram you guys!! on FLICKR. flickr!! what is this, 2011? yeah i decided to jump back in time and peruse some of my old hunting grounds for cool things to show you. Levi is based in NYC/LA and he enjoys “Optimism, pareidolia, weird America, and his cat, Jesse”. see more of his work here. and you can also follow him on Instagram… of course.