So I was walking down a lonely road in the city, it was dark somewhere on the outskirts of Chinatown, I came a across this young man. He was about 5”9 brown hair, quirky, with braces and a warm small. He asked me if I knew where this place was and I replied “I’m not from around here so I know nothing lol”. He smiled and laughed, he was a peculiar fella but I’m not going to say there was something wrong with him because we’re all made differently. We stopped and chatted for about 7 minutes and I said “are you a good photographer?” He laughed and said “No I’m terrible , but if your asking if I can take your picture with this beautiful background in sight , I can say I will try my best to achieve top quality ”(all in one sentence). So I tried to be subtle , and this is the best he did. I was happy about it though, while he was snapping photos he was telling me about his life and being autistic and how people sometimes treat him badly just because he likes to say hi to everyone whether he knows them or not. I never saw him again after that day, but it was a truly meaningful experience to me.
_________________________”We’re all are beautiful in our own way, don’t limit yourself to what is inside the square lenses of life , when there is so much to explore beyond those closed borders “
It's been about 6 years since I've seen this guy in China until we unexpected met this past weekend in NYC. He's still the same charming spontaneous witty guy I remember and YES he's still THE MAN.
This guy's name is JOSH HARKS. He's an artist/craftsman from Chicago. Check out his work on @jtharks or if you're in Chicago maybe you'll be lucky enough to see an art show up in Harks Gallery