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NEW SNAIL MAIL PROJECT - A GLOBAL EXCHANGE OF WRITTEN WORDS

Hello! I just wanted to announce a new project that I thought you might possibly be interested in. What I have in mind is mail art - an exchange of written words. 

What the project consists of is that I would mail you a piece of paper (it could be plain notebook, it could be a receipt or a photograph with a blank back, it could be a printout, a flyer, a business card - you don’t know what you’re going to get), and I would ask you to write something on it. It can be a poem, a story, your current thoughts,a short phrase or a random string of words, it can be fiction or it can be true - it can be in a different language even, I don’t have to completely understand what it says -  it can be anything you want, so long as it fits on that sheet of paper. In return, I would enclose my own handwritten sheet of paper in the envelope for you to keep, and ask that you mail your piece of paper back to me once you’re done with it. 
If you prefer it, you can remain anonymous - just don’t include your name anywhere on the paper. Or, you could write down your name, the date, again - anything. If you would like to participate, just e-mail me with an address that I could use (pudgemagazine[at]gmail[dot]com) or use the ask box, and I’ll drop a letter off for you!
Best wishes always,
Leila

happy lazy Sunday to you all! bringing this back because I am mailing out a fourth batch of letters this week, and I would love it if you joined the project! Send me a message here, or e-mail  - whichever works best for you. <3

Veronika Gilková
where are you from? I am from capital of the East
where are you right now? I am in Slovakia, in Košice, in apartment where I live, drinking Sencha, listening to Blackbird Blackibird
where do you want to be? I am fine where I am now :) 
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Veronika Gilková
where are you from? I am from capital of the East
where are you right now? I am in Slovakia, in Košice, in apartment where I live, drinking Sencha, listening to Blackbird Blackibird
where do you want to be? I am fine where I am now :) 
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Veronika Gilková
where are you from? I am from capital of the East
where are you right now? I am in Slovakia, in Košice, in apartment where I live, drinking Sencha, listening to Blackbird Blackibird
where do you want to be? I am fine where I am now :) 
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Veronika Gilková
where are you from? I am from capital of the East
where are you right now? I am in Slovakia, in Košice, in apartment where I live, drinking Sencha, listening to Blackbird Blackibird
where do you want to be? I am fine where I am now :) 
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Veronika Gilková
where are you from? I am from capital of the East
where are you right now? I am in Slovakia, in Košice, in apartment where I live, drinking Sencha, listening to Blackbird Blackibird
where do you want to be? I am fine where I am now :) 
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Veronika Gilková
where are you from? I am from capital of the East
where are you right now? I am in Slovakia, in Košice, in apartment where I live, drinking Sencha, listening to Blackbird Blackibird
where do you want to be? I am fine where I am now :) 
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Veronika Gilková
where are you from? I am from capital of the East
where are you right now? I am in Slovakia, in Košice, in apartment where I live, drinking Sencha, listening to Blackbird Blackibird
where do you want to be? I am fine where I am now :) 
facebook // tumblr // flickr // cargo
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Veronika Gilková
where are you from? I am from capital of the East
where are you right now? I am in Slovakia, in Košice, in apartment where I live, drinking Sencha, listening to Blackbird Blackibird
where do you want to be? I am fine where I am now :) 
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Veronika Gilková

where are you from? I am from capital of the East

where are you right now? I am in Slovakia, in Košice, in apartment where I live, drinking Sencha, listening to Blackbird Blackibird

where do you want to be? I am fine where I am now :) 

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Maria de la O Garrido
where are you from?  I am from a town in Andalucía, at the south of Spain. A beautiful and warm land.
where are you right now? I have been living in England during the last few years. I lived in Cornwall for a while, but I&#8217;m back to London. 
where do you want to be?  I want to be everywhere, but that is not possible. London is a great place, but not always easy. Anyway I think we are starting to really like each other.
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Maria de la O Garrido
where are you from?  I am from a town in Andalucía, at the south of Spain. A beautiful and warm land.
where are you right now? I have been living in England during the last few years. I lived in Cornwall for a while, but I&#8217;m back to London. 
where do you want to be?  I want to be everywhere, but that is not possible. London is a great place, but not always easy. Anyway I think we are starting to really like each other.
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Maria de la O Garrido
where are you from?  I am from a town in Andalucía, at the south of Spain. A beautiful and warm land.
where are you right now? I have been living in England during the last few years. I lived in Cornwall for a while, but I&#8217;m back to London. 
where do you want to be?  I want to be everywhere, but that is not possible. London is a great place, but not always easy. Anyway I think we are starting to really like each other.
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Maria de la O Garrido
where are you from?  I am from a town in Andalucía, at the south of Spain. A beautiful and warm land.
where are you right now? I have been living in England during the last few years. I lived in Cornwall for a while, but I&#8217;m back to London. 
where do you want to be?  I want to be everywhere, but that is not possible. London is a great place, but not always easy. Anyway I think we are starting to really like each other.
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Maria de la O Garrido
where are you from?  I am from a town in Andalucía, at the south of Spain. A beautiful and warm land.
where are you right now? I have been living in England during the last few years. I lived in Cornwall for a while, but I&#8217;m back to London. 
where do you want to be?  I want to be everywhere, but that is not possible. London is a great place, but not always easy. Anyway I think we are starting to really like each other.
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Maria de la O Garrido
where are you from?  I am from a town in Andalucía, at the south of Spain. A beautiful and warm land.
where are you right now? I have been living in England during the last few years. I lived in Cornwall for a while, but I&#8217;m back to London. 
where do you want to be?  I want to be everywhere, but that is not possible. London is a great place, but not always easy. Anyway I think we are starting to really like each other.
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Maria de la O Garrido
where are you from?  I am from a town in Andalucía, at the south of Spain. A beautiful and warm land.
where are you right now? I have been living in England during the last few years. I lived in Cornwall for a while, but I&#8217;m back to London. 
where do you want to be?  I want to be everywhere, but that is not possible. London is a great place, but not always easy. Anyway I think we are starting to really like each other.
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Maria de la O Garrido
where are you from?  I am from a town in Andalucía, at the south of Spain. A beautiful and warm land.
where are you right now? I have been living in England during the last few years. I lived in Cornwall for a while, but I&#8217;m back to London. 
where do you want to be?  I want to be everywhere, but that is not possible. London is a great place, but not always easy. Anyway I think we are starting to really like each other.
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Maria de la O Garrido
where are you from?  I am from a town in Andalucía, at the south of Spain. A beautiful and warm land.
where are you right now? I have been living in England during the last few years. I lived in Cornwall for a while, but I&#8217;m back to London. 
where do you want to be?  I want to be everywhere, but that is not possible. London is a great place, but not always easy. Anyway I think we are starting to really like each other.
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Maria de la O Garrido

where are you from?  I am from a town in Andalucía, at the south of Spain. A beautiful and warm land.

where are you right now? I have been living in England during the last few years. I lived in Cornwall for a while, but I’m back to London. 

where do you want to be?  I want to be everywhere, but that is not possible. London is a great place, but not always easy. Anyway I think we are starting to really like each other.

flickr // tumblr // facebook // website // shop

Vladislav Andrievsky
where are you from? Born and raised in Kiev
where are you right now? At home, in Kiev
where do you want to be? I guess it doesn&#8217;t matter where. I want to be with my close loved ones, and I want there to be peace on our planet.
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Vladislav Andrievsky
where are you from? Born and raised in Kiev
where are you right now? At home, in Kiev
where do you want to be? I guess it doesn&#8217;t matter where. I want to be with my close loved ones, and I want there to be peace on our planet.
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Vladislav Andrievsky
where are you from? Born and raised in Kiev
where are you right now? At home, in Kiev
where do you want to be? I guess it doesn&#8217;t matter where. I want to be with my close loved ones, and I want there to be peace on our planet.
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Vladislav Andrievsky
where are you from? Born and raised in Kiev
where are you right now? At home, in Kiev
where do you want to be? I guess it doesn&#8217;t matter where. I want to be with my close loved ones, and I want there to be peace on our planet.
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Vladislav Andrievsky
where are you from? Born and raised in Kiev
where are you right now? At home, in Kiev
where do you want to be? I guess it doesn&#8217;t matter where. I want to be with my close loved ones, and I want there to be peace on our planet.
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Vladislav Andrievsky
where are you from? Born and raised in Kiev
where are you right now? At home, in Kiev
where do you want to be? I guess it doesn&#8217;t matter where. I want to be with my close loved ones, and I want there to be peace on our planet.
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Vladislav Andrievsky
where are you from? Born and raised in Kiev
where are you right now? At home, in Kiev
where do you want to be? I guess it doesn&#8217;t matter where. I want to be with my close loved ones, and I want there to be peace on our planet.
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Vladislav Andrievsky
where are you from? Born and raised in Kiev
where are you right now? At home, in Kiev
where do you want to be? I guess it doesn&#8217;t matter where. I want to be with my close loved ones, and I want there to be peace on our planet.
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Vladislav Andrievsky

where are you from? Born and raised in Kiev

where are you right now? At home, in Kiev

where do you want to be? I guess it doesn’t matter where. I want to be with my close loved ones, and I want there to be peace on our planet.

tumblr // flickr // cargo

Tom Lewis
where are you from? 'G'day mate' I am from Melbourne, Australia. 
where are you right now? It&#8217;s a sunny day in Box Hill, eastern Melbourne and I am currently on the couch watching The Office.
where do you want to be? I have plans to go to Canada with a friend and explore. I&#8217;d also love to visit all of Oregon and see the places where Stand By Me was filmed, that would be awesome. 
website // tumblr // flickr // instagram
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Tom Lewis
where are you from? 'G'day mate' I am from Melbourne, Australia. 
where are you right now? It&#8217;s a sunny day in Box Hill, eastern Melbourne and I am currently on the couch watching The Office.
where do you want to be? I have plans to go to Canada with a friend and explore. I&#8217;d also love to visit all of Oregon and see the places where Stand By Me was filmed, that would be awesome. 
website // tumblr // flickr // instagram
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Tom Lewis
where are you from? 'G'day mate' I am from Melbourne, Australia. 
where are you right now? It&#8217;s a sunny day in Box Hill, eastern Melbourne and I am currently on the couch watching The Office.
where do you want to be? I have plans to go to Canada with a friend and explore. I&#8217;d also love to visit all of Oregon and see the places where Stand By Me was filmed, that would be awesome. 
website // tumblr // flickr // instagram
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Tom Lewis
where are you from? 'G'day mate' I am from Melbourne, Australia. 
where are you right now? It&#8217;s a sunny day in Box Hill, eastern Melbourne and I am currently on the couch watching The Office.
where do you want to be? I have plans to go to Canada with a friend and explore. I&#8217;d also love to visit all of Oregon and see the places where Stand By Me was filmed, that would be awesome. 
website // tumblr // flickr // instagram
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Tom Lewis
where are you from? 'G'day mate' I am from Melbourne, Australia. 
where are you right now? It&#8217;s a sunny day in Box Hill, eastern Melbourne and I am currently on the couch watching The Office.
where do you want to be? I have plans to go to Canada with a friend and explore. I&#8217;d also love to visit all of Oregon and see the places where Stand By Me was filmed, that would be awesome. 
website // tumblr // flickr // instagram
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Tom Lewis
where are you from? 'G'day mate' I am from Melbourne, Australia. 
where are you right now? It&#8217;s a sunny day in Box Hill, eastern Melbourne and I am currently on the couch watching The Office.
where do you want to be? I have plans to go to Canada with a friend and explore. I&#8217;d also love to visit all of Oregon and see the places where Stand By Me was filmed, that would be awesome. 
website // tumblr // flickr // instagram
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Tom Lewis
where are you from? 'G'day mate' I am from Melbourne, Australia. 
where are you right now? It&#8217;s a sunny day in Box Hill, eastern Melbourne and I am currently on the couch watching The Office.
where do you want to be? I have plans to go to Canada with a friend and explore. I&#8217;d also love to visit all of Oregon and see the places where Stand By Me was filmed, that would be awesome. 
website // tumblr // flickr // instagram
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Tom Lewis
where are you from? 'G'day mate' I am from Melbourne, Australia. 
where are you right now? It&#8217;s a sunny day in Box Hill, eastern Melbourne and I am currently on the couch watching The Office.
where do you want to be? I have plans to go to Canada with a friend and explore. I&#8217;d also love to visit all of Oregon and see the places where Stand By Me was filmed, that would be awesome. 
website // tumblr // flickr // instagram
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Tom Lewis
where are you from? 'G'day mate' I am from Melbourne, Australia. 
where are you right now? It&#8217;s a sunny day in Box Hill, eastern Melbourne and I am currently on the couch watching The Office.
where do you want to be? I have plans to go to Canada with a friend and explore. I&#8217;d also love to visit all of Oregon and see the places where Stand By Me was filmed, that would be awesome. 
website // tumblr // flickr // instagram
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Tom Lewis

where are you from? 'G'day mate' I am from Melbourne, Australia. 

where are you right now? It’s a sunny day in Box Hill, eastern Melbourne and I am currently on the couch watching The Office.

where do you want to be? I have plans to go to Canada with a friend and explore. I’d also love to visit all of Oregon and see the places where Stand By Me was filmed, that would be awesome. 

website // tumblr // flickr // instagram

Anke Grünow
where are you from? I&#8217;m from Germany, from a town which is famous for its architecture and is close to where Caspar David Friedrich painted his famous &#8220;Wanderer above the Sea of Fog&#8221;.
where are you right now? I&#8217;m in Berlin, Germany. It kind of feels like home though I still can&#8217;t believe I actually live here.
where do you want to be? "I don&#8217;t know where I&#8217;m going but I want to be there" - this would be the most perfect answer but the most honest would be: London. The most realistic one: at home, wherever that may be.
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Anke Grünow
where are you from? I&#8217;m from Germany, from a town which is famous for its architecture and is close to where Caspar David Friedrich painted his famous &#8220;Wanderer above the Sea of Fog&#8221;.
where are you right now? I&#8217;m in Berlin, Germany. It kind of feels like home though I still can&#8217;t believe I actually live here.
where do you want to be? "I don&#8217;t know where I&#8217;m going but I want to be there" - this would be the most perfect answer but the most honest would be: London. The most realistic one: at home, wherever that may be.
blog // cargo // facebook // flickr // instagram
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Anke Grünow
where are you from? I&#8217;m from Germany, from a town which is famous for its architecture and is close to where Caspar David Friedrich painted his famous &#8220;Wanderer above the Sea of Fog&#8221;.
where are you right now? I&#8217;m in Berlin, Germany. It kind of feels like home though I still can&#8217;t believe I actually live here.
where do you want to be? "I don&#8217;t know where I&#8217;m going but I want to be there" - this would be the most perfect answer but the most honest would be: London. The most realistic one: at home, wherever that may be.
blog // cargo // facebook // flickr // instagram
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Anke Grünow
where are you from? I&#8217;m from Germany, from a town which is famous for its architecture and is close to where Caspar David Friedrich painted his famous &#8220;Wanderer above the Sea of Fog&#8221;.
where are you right now? I&#8217;m in Berlin, Germany. It kind of feels like home though I still can&#8217;t believe I actually live here.
where do you want to be? "I don&#8217;t know where I&#8217;m going but I want to be there" - this would be the most perfect answer but the most honest would be: London. The most realistic one: at home, wherever that may be.
blog // cargo // facebook // flickr // instagram
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Anke Grünow
where are you from? I&#8217;m from Germany, from a town which is famous for its architecture and is close to where Caspar David Friedrich painted his famous &#8220;Wanderer above the Sea of Fog&#8221;.
where are you right now? I&#8217;m in Berlin, Germany. It kind of feels like home though I still can&#8217;t believe I actually live here.
where do you want to be? "I don&#8217;t know where I&#8217;m going but I want to be there" - this would be the most perfect answer but the most honest would be: London. The most realistic one: at home, wherever that may be.
blog // cargo // facebook // flickr // instagram
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Anke Grünow
where are you from? I&#8217;m from Germany, from a town which is famous for its architecture and is close to where Caspar David Friedrich painted his famous &#8220;Wanderer above the Sea of Fog&#8221;.
where are you right now? I&#8217;m in Berlin, Germany. It kind of feels like home though I still can&#8217;t believe I actually live here.
where do you want to be? "I don&#8217;t know where I&#8217;m going but I want to be there" - this would be the most perfect answer but the most honest would be: London. The most realistic one: at home, wherever that may be.
blog // cargo // facebook // flickr // instagram
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Anke Grünow
where are you from? I&#8217;m from Germany, from a town which is famous for its architecture and is close to where Caspar David Friedrich painted his famous &#8220;Wanderer above the Sea of Fog&#8221;.
where are you right now? I&#8217;m in Berlin, Germany. It kind of feels like home though I still can&#8217;t believe I actually live here.
where do you want to be? "I don&#8217;t know where I&#8217;m going but I want to be there" - this would be the most perfect answer but the most honest would be: London. The most realistic one: at home, wherever that may be.
blog // cargo // facebook // flickr // instagram
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Anke Grünow
where are you from? I&#8217;m from Germany, from a town which is famous for its architecture and is close to where Caspar David Friedrich painted his famous &#8220;Wanderer above the Sea of Fog&#8221;.
where are you right now? I&#8217;m in Berlin, Germany. It kind of feels like home though I still can&#8217;t believe I actually live here.
where do you want to be? "I don&#8217;t know where I&#8217;m going but I want to be there" - this would be the most perfect answer but the most honest would be: London. The most realistic one: at home, wherever that may be.
blog // cargo // facebook // flickr // instagram
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Anke Grünow
where are you from? I&#8217;m from Germany, from a town which is famous for its architecture and is close to where Caspar David Friedrich painted his famous &#8220;Wanderer above the Sea of Fog&#8221;.
where are you right now? I&#8217;m in Berlin, Germany. It kind of feels like home though I still can&#8217;t believe I actually live here.
where do you want to be? "I don&#8217;t know where I&#8217;m going but I want to be there" - this would be the most perfect answer but the most honest would be: London. The most realistic one: at home, wherever that may be.
blog // cargo // facebook // flickr // instagram
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Anke Grünow

where are you from? I’m from Germany, from a town which is famous for its architecture and is close to where Caspar David Friedrich painted his famous “Wanderer above the Sea of Fog”.

where are you right now? I’m in Berlin, Germany. It kind of feels like home though I still can’t believe I actually live here.

where do you want to be? "I don’t know where I’m going but I want to be there" - this would be the most perfect answer but the most honest would be: London. The most realistic one: at home, wherever that may be.

blog // cargo // facebook // flickr // instagram

Maxime Prangé
&#8220;Désirées&#8221;
where are you from? I&#8217;m French, born in Paris but I moved away very young to Lyon, then Avignon and finally Montpellier where I grew up since I was 10.
where are you right now? In Quimper in Brittany, where I&#8217;m finally starting the project Voiture 11. I&#8217;ll be travelling by train for two weeks to make a &#8220;Grand Tour&#8221; of France and photograph the landscapes through the window of the train, that travellers don&#8217;t bother to look at anymore.
where do you want to be? Nowhere but in a train, I feel almost at home.

You can see everything, and can&#8217;t be seen because the train goes too fast. It&#8217;s like a peacefull hide&amp;seek. And I think the &#8220;Désirées&#8221; are coming from that, an innocent yet tinged with mischievousness way of looking.

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Maxime Prangé
&#8220;Désirées&#8221;
where are you from? I&#8217;m French, born in Paris but I moved away very young to Lyon, then Avignon and finally Montpellier where I grew up since I was 10.
where are you right now? In Quimper in Brittany, where I&#8217;m finally starting the project Voiture 11. I&#8217;ll be travelling by train for two weeks to make a &#8220;Grand Tour&#8221; of France and photograph the landscapes through the window of the train, that travellers don&#8217;t bother to look at anymore.
where do you want to be? Nowhere but in a train, I feel almost at home.

You can see everything, and can&#8217;t be seen because the train goes too fast. It&#8217;s like a peacefull hide&amp;seek. And I think the &#8220;Désirées&#8221; are coming from that, an innocent yet tinged with mischievousness way of looking.

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Maxime Prangé
&#8220;Désirées&#8221;
where are you from? I&#8217;m French, born in Paris but I moved away very young to Lyon, then Avignon and finally Montpellier where I grew up since I was 10.
where are you right now? In Quimper in Brittany, where I&#8217;m finally starting the project Voiture 11. I&#8217;ll be travelling by train for two weeks to make a &#8220;Grand Tour&#8221; of France and photograph the landscapes through the window of the train, that travellers don&#8217;t bother to look at anymore.
where do you want to be? Nowhere but in a train, I feel almost at home.

You can see everything, and can&#8217;t be seen because the train goes too fast. It&#8217;s like a peacefull hide&amp;seek. And I think the &#8220;Désirées&#8221; are coming from that, an innocent yet tinged with mischievousness way of looking.

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Maxime Prangé
&#8220;Désirées&#8221;
where are you from? I&#8217;m French, born in Paris but I moved away very young to Lyon, then Avignon and finally Montpellier where I grew up since I was 10.
where are you right now? In Quimper in Brittany, where I&#8217;m finally starting the project Voiture 11. I&#8217;ll be travelling by train for two weeks to make a &#8220;Grand Tour&#8221; of France and photograph the landscapes through the window of the train, that travellers don&#8217;t bother to look at anymore.
where do you want to be? Nowhere but in a train, I feel almost at home.

You can see everything, and can&#8217;t be seen because the train goes too fast. It&#8217;s like a peacefull hide&amp;seek. And I think the &#8220;Désirées&#8221; are coming from that, an innocent yet tinged with mischievousness way of looking.

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Maxime Prangé
&#8220;Désirées&#8221;
where are you from? I&#8217;m French, born in Paris but I moved away very young to Lyon, then Avignon and finally Montpellier where I grew up since I was 10.
where are you right now? In Quimper in Brittany, where I&#8217;m finally starting the project Voiture 11. I&#8217;ll be travelling by train for two weeks to make a &#8220;Grand Tour&#8221; of France and photograph the landscapes through the window of the train, that travellers don&#8217;t bother to look at anymore.
where do you want to be? Nowhere but in a train, I feel almost at home.

You can see everything, and can&#8217;t be seen because the train goes too fast. It&#8217;s like a peacefull hide&amp;seek. And I think the &#8220;Désirées&#8221; are coming from that, an innocent yet tinged with mischievousness way of looking.

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Maxime Prangé
&#8220;Désirées&#8221;
where are you from? I&#8217;m French, born in Paris but I moved away very young to Lyon, then Avignon and finally Montpellier where I grew up since I was 10.
where are you right now? In Quimper in Brittany, where I&#8217;m finally starting the project Voiture 11. I&#8217;ll be travelling by train for two weeks to make a &#8220;Grand Tour&#8221; of France and photograph the landscapes through the window of the train, that travellers don&#8217;t bother to look at anymore.
where do you want to be? Nowhere but in a train, I feel almost at home.

You can see everything, and can&#8217;t be seen because the train goes too fast. It&#8217;s like a peacefull hide&amp;seek. And I think the &#8220;Désirées&#8221; are coming from that, an innocent yet tinged with mischievousness way of looking.

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Maxime Prangé
&#8220;Désirées&#8221;
where are you from? I&#8217;m French, born in Paris but I moved away very young to Lyon, then Avignon and finally Montpellier where I grew up since I was 10.
where are you right now? In Quimper in Brittany, where I&#8217;m finally starting the project Voiture 11. I&#8217;ll be travelling by train for two weeks to make a &#8220;Grand Tour&#8221; of France and photograph the landscapes through the window of the train, that travellers don&#8217;t bother to look at anymore.
where do you want to be? Nowhere but in a train, I feel almost at home.

You can see everything, and can&#8217;t be seen because the train goes too fast. It&#8217;s like a peacefull hide&amp;seek. And I think the &#8220;Désirées&#8221; are coming from that, an innocent yet tinged with mischievousness way of looking.

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Maxime Prangé
&#8220;Désirées&#8221;
where are you from? I&#8217;m French, born in Paris but I moved away very young to Lyon, then Avignon and finally Montpellier where I grew up since I was 10.
where are you right now? In Quimper in Brittany, where I&#8217;m finally starting the project Voiture 11. I&#8217;ll be travelling by train for two weeks to make a &#8220;Grand Tour&#8221; of France and photograph the landscapes through the window of the train, that travellers don&#8217;t bother to look at anymore.
where do you want to be? Nowhere but in a train, I feel almost at home.

You can see everything, and can&#8217;t be seen because the train goes too fast. It&#8217;s like a peacefull hide&amp;seek. And I think the &#8220;Désirées&#8221; are coming from that, an innocent yet tinged with mischievousness way of looking.

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Maxime Prangé
&#8220;Désirées&#8221;
where are you from? I&#8217;m French, born in Paris but I moved away very young to Lyon, then Avignon and finally Montpellier where I grew up since I was 10.
where are you right now? In Quimper in Brittany, where I&#8217;m finally starting the project Voiture 11. I&#8217;ll be travelling by train for two weeks to make a &#8220;Grand Tour&#8221; of France and photograph the landscapes through the window of the train, that travellers don&#8217;t bother to look at anymore.
where do you want to be? Nowhere but in a train, I feel almost at home.

You can see everything, and can&#8217;t be seen because the train goes too fast. It&#8217;s like a peacefull hide&amp;seek. And I think the &#8220;Désirées&#8221; are coming from that, an innocent yet tinged with mischievousness way of looking.

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Maxime Prangé
&#8220;Désirées&#8221;
where are you from? I&#8217;m French, born in Paris but I moved away very young to Lyon, then Avignon and finally Montpellier where I grew up since I was 10.
where are you right now? In Quimper in Brittany, where I&#8217;m finally starting the project Voiture 11. I&#8217;ll be travelling by train for two weeks to make a &#8220;Grand Tour&#8221; of France and photograph the landscapes through the window of the train, that travellers don&#8217;t bother to look at anymore.
where do you want to be? Nowhere but in a train, I feel almost at home.

You can see everything, and can&#8217;t be seen because the train goes too fast. It&#8217;s like a peacefull hide&amp;seek. And I think the &#8220;Désirées&#8221; are coming from that, an innocent yet tinged with mischievousness way of looking.

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Maxime Prangé

Désirées”

where are you from? I’m French, born in Paris but I moved away very young to Lyon, then Avignon and finally Montpellier where I grew up since I was 10.

where are you right now? In Quimper in Brittany, where I’m finally starting the project Voiture 11. I’ll be travelling by train for two weeks to make a “Grand Tour” of France and photograph the landscapes through the window of the train, that travellers don’t bother to look at anymore.

where do you want to be? Nowhere but in a train, I feel almost at home.

You can see everything, and can’t be seen because the train goes too fast. It’s like a peacefull hide&seek. And I think the “Désirées” are coming from that, an innocent yet tinged with mischievousness way of looking.

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Jaka Bulc
where are you from? I am from Bled, Slovenia. It&#8217;s a small town in the Alpine region of our country.
where are you right now?  Right now, I&#8217;m in my car. Me and my friends just finished playing basketball and I&#8217;m about to drive across town to host a live radio show that I do every Monday. After that, it&#8217;s bedtime - we are going climbing early in the morning tomorrow.
where do you want to be? I really like it here, but I wouldn&#8217;t mind going to Yellowstone with a couple of friends for a month or so.
website // tumblr // flickr
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Jaka Bulc
where are you from? I am from Bled, Slovenia. It&#8217;s a small town in the Alpine region of our country.
where are you right now?  Right now, I&#8217;m in my car. Me and my friends just finished playing basketball and I&#8217;m about to drive across town to host a live radio show that I do every Monday. After that, it&#8217;s bedtime - we are going climbing early in the morning tomorrow.
where do you want to be? I really like it here, but I wouldn&#8217;t mind going to Yellowstone with a couple of friends for a month or so.
website // tumblr // flickr
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Jaka Bulc
where are you from? I am from Bled, Slovenia. It&#8217;s a small town in the Alpine region of our country.
where are you right now?  Right now, I&#8217;m in my car. Me and my friends just finished playing basketball and I&#8217;m about to drive across town to host a live radio show that I do every Monday. After that, it&#8217;s bedtime - we are going climbing early in the morning tomorrow.
where do you want to be? I really like it here, but I wouldn&#8217;t mind going to Yellowstone with a couple of friends for a month or so.
website // tumblr // flickr
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Jaka Bulc
where are you from? I am from Bled, Slovenia. It&#8217;s a small town in the Alpine region of our country.
where are you right now?  Right now, I&#8217;m in my car. Me and my friends just finished playing basketball and I&#8217;m about to drive across town to host a live radio show that I do every Monday. After that, it&#8217;s bedtime - we are going climbing early in the morning tomorrow.
where do you want to be? I really like it here, but I wouldn&#8217;t mind going to Yellowstone with a couple of friends for a month or so.
website // tumblr // flickr
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Jaka Bulc
where are you from? I am from Bled, Slovenia. It&#8217;s a small town in the Alpine region of our country.
where are you right now?  Right now, I&#8217;m in my car. Me and my friends just finished playing basketball and I&#8217;m about to drive across town to host a live radio show that I do every Monday. After that, it&#8217;s bedtime - we are going climbing early in the morning tomorrow.
where do you want to be? I really like it here, but I wouldn&#8217;t mind going to Yellowstone with a couple of friends for a month or so.
website // tumblr // flickr
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Jaka Bulc
where are you from? I am from Bled, Slovenia. It&#8217;s a small town in the Alpine region of our country.
where are you right now?  Right now, I&#8217;m in my car. Me and my friends just finished playing basketball and I&#8217;m about to drive across town to host a live radio show that I do every Monday. After that, it&#8217;s bedtime - we are going climbing early in the morning tomorrow.
where do you want to be? I really like it here, but I wouldn&#8217;t mind going to Yellowstone with a couple of friends for a month or so.
website // tumblr // flickr
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Jaka Bulc
where are you from? I am from Bled, Slovenia. It&#8217;s a small town in the Alpine region of our country.
where are you right now?  Right now, I&#8217;m in my car. Me and my friends just finished playing basketball and I&#8217;m about to drive across town to host a live radio show that I do every Monday. After that, it&#8217;s bedtime - we are going climbing early in the morning tomorrow.
where do you want to be? I really like it here, but I wouldn&#8217;t mind going to Yellowstone with a couple of friends for a month or so.
website // tumblr // flickr
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Jaka Bulc
where are you from? I am from Bled, Slovenia. It&#8217;s a small town in the Alpine region of our country.
where are you right now?  Right now, I&#8217;m in my car. Me and my friends just finished playing basketball and I&#8217;m about to drive across town to host a live radio show that I do every Monday. After that, it&#8217;s bedtime - we are going climbing early in the morning tomorrow.
where do you want to be? I really like it here, but I wouldn&#8217;t mind going to Yellowstone with a couple of friends for a month or so.
website // tumblr // flickr
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Jaka Bulc

where are you from? I am from Bled, Slovenia. It’s a small town in the Alpine region of our country.

where are you right now?  Right now, I’m in my car. Me and my friends just finished playing basketball and I’m about to drive across town to host a live radio show that I do every Monday. After that, it’s bedtime - we are going climbing early in the morning tomorrow.

where do you want to be? I really like it here, but I wouldn’t mind going to Yellowstone with a couple of friends for a month or so.

website // tumblr // flickr

Cindy Ruch
where are you from? I am from Germany, I grew up near the Black Forest.
where are you right now? In Barcelona, all through this summer, to write and take photos and to soak up the city&#8217;s beauty.
where do you want to be? By the sea with my tent, friends and my camera. 
blog // website // facebook
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Cindy Ruch
where are you from? I am from Germany, I grew up near the Black Forest.
where are you right now? In Barcelona, all through this summer, to write and take photos and to soak up the city&#8217;s beauty.
where do you want to be? By the sea with my tent, friends and my camera. 
blog // website // facebook
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Cindy Ruch
where are you from? I am from Germany, I grew up near the Black Forest.
where are you right now? In Barcelona, all through this summer, to write and take photos and to soak up the city&#8217;s beauty.
where do you want to be? By the sea with my tent, friends and my camera. 
blog // website // facebook
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Cindy Ruch
where are you from? I am from Germany, I grew up near the Black Forest.
where are you right now? In Barcelona, all through this summer, to write and take photos and to soak up the city&#8217;s beauty.
where do you want to be? By the sea with my tent, friends and my camera. 
blog // website // facebook
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Cindy Ruch
where are you from? I am from Germany, I grew up near the Black Forest.
where are you right now? In Barcelona, all through this summer, to write and take photos and to soak up the city&#8217;s beauty.
where do you want to be? By the sea with my tent, friends and my camera. 
blog // website // facebook
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Cindy Ruch
where are you from? I am from Germany, I grew up near the Black Forest.
where are you right now? In Barcelona, all through this summer, to write and take photos and to soak up the city&#8217;s beauty.
where do you want to be? By the sea with my tent, friends and my camera. 
blog // website // facebook
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Cindy Ruch
where are you from? I am from Germany, I grew up near the Black Forest.
where are you right now? In Barcelona, all through this summer, to write and take photos and to soak up the city&#8217;s beauty.
where do you want to be? By the sea with my tent, friends and my camera. 
blog // website // facebook
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Cindy Ruch
where are you from? I am from Germany, I grew up near the Black Forest.
where are you right now? In Barcelona, all through this summer, to write and take photos and to soak up the city&#8217;s beauty.
where do you want to be? By the sea with my tent, friends and my camera. 
blog // website // facebook
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Cindy Ruch

where are you from? I am from Germany, I grew up near the Black Forest.

where are you right now? In Barcelona, all through this summer, to write and take photos and to soak up the city’s beauty.

where do you want to be? By the sea with my tent, friends and my camera. 

blog // website // facebook

Hannelore Commers
where are you from? I was born in 1996 in a small town in Belgium, called Malderen. It&#8217;s near Brussels.
where are you right now? I am in the big sea of freedom that a 17 years old holiday-enjoyer usually is in.
Right now, I am sitting in a small encampment me and my sister made with pillows and blankets, eating cherries and repeating endlessly how deeply we love summer.
where do you want to be? Everywhere and nowhere. I would like to be in an utopia where the sun is non stop-shining on your skin, where you can tame sadness through dancing and where grey thinking people are colored in pastel tints.
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Hannelore Commers
where are you from? I was born in 1996 in a small town in Belgium, called Malderen. It&#8217;s near Brussels.
where are you right now? I am in the big sea of freedom that a 17 years old holiday-enjoyer usually is in.
Right now, I am sitting in a small encampment me and my sister made with pillows and blankets, eating cherries and repeating endlessly how deeply we love summer.
where do you want to be? Everywhere and nowhere. I would like to be in an utopia where the sun is non stop-shining on your skin, where you can tame sadness through dancing and where grey thinking people are colored in pastel tints.
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Hannelore Commers
where are you from? I was born in 1996 in a small town in Belgium, called Malderen. It&#8217;s near Brussels.
where are you right now? I am in the big sea of freedom that a 17 years old holiday-enjoyer usually is in.
Right now, I am sitting in a small encampment me and my sister made with pillows and blankets, eating cherries and repeating endlessly how deeply we love summer.
where do you want to be? Everywhere and nowhere. I would like to be in an utopia where the sun is non stop-shining on your skin, where you can tame sadness through dancing and where grey thinking people are colored in pastel tints.
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Hannelore Commers
where are you from? I was born in 1996 in a small town in Belgium, called Malderen. It&#8217;s near Brussels.
where are you right now? I am in the big sea of freedom that a 17 years old holiday-enjoyer usually is in.
Right now, I am sitting in a small encampment me and my sister made with pillows and blankets, eating cherries and repeating endlessly how deeply we love summer.
where do you want to be? Everywhere and nowhere. I would like to be in an utopia where the sun is non stop-shining on your skin, where you can tame sadness through dancing and where grey thinking people are colored in pastel tints.
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Hannelore Commers
where are you from? I was born in 1996 in a small town in Belgium, called Malderen. It&#8217;s near Brussels.
where are you right now? I am in the big sea of freedom that a 17 years old holiday-enjoyer usually is in.
Right now, I am sitting in a small encampment me and my sister made with pillows and blankets, eating cherries and repeating endlessly how deeply we love summer.
where do you want to be? Everywhere and nowhere. I would like to be in an utopia where the sun is non stop-shining on your skin, where you can tame sadness through dancing and where grey thinking people are colored in pastel tints.
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Hannelore Commers
where are you from? I was born in 1996 in a small town in Belgium, called Malderen. It&#8217;s near Brussels.
where are you right now? I am in the big sea of freedom that a 17 years old holiday-enjoyer usually is in.
Right now, I am sitting in a small encampment me and my sister made with pillows and blankets, eating cherries and repeating endlessly how deeply we love summer.
where do you want to be? Everywhere and nowhere. I would like to be in an utopia where the sun is non stop-shining on your skin, where you can tame sadness through dancing and where grey thinking people are colored in pastel tints.
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Hannelore Commers
where are you from? I was born in 1996 in a small town in Belgium, called Malderen. It&#8217;s near Brussels.
where are you right now? I am in the big sea of freedom that a 17 years old holiday-enjoyer usually is in.
Right now, I am sitting in a small encampment me and my sister made with pillows and blankets, eating cherries and repeating endlessly how deeply we love summer.
where do you want to be? Everywhere and nowhere. I would like to be in an utopia where the sun is non stop-shining on your skin, where you can tame sadness through dancing and where grey thinking people are colored in pastel tints.
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Hannelore Commers
where are you from? I was born in 1996 in a small town in Belgium, called Malderen. It&#8217;s near Brussels.
where are you right now? I am in the big sea of freedom that a 17 years old holiday-enjoyer usually is in.
Right now, I am sitting in a small encampment me and my sister made with pillows and blankets, eating cherries and repeating endlessly how deeply we love summer.
where do you want to be? Everywhere and nowhere. I would like to be in an utopia where the sun is non stop-shining on your skin, where you can tame sadness through dancing and where grey thinking people are colored in pastel tints.
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Hannelore Commers

where are you from? I was born in 1996 in a small town in Belgium, called Malderen. It’s near Brussels.

where are you right now? I am in the big sea of freedom that a 17 years old holiday-enjoyer usually is in.

Right now, I am sitting in a small encampment me and my sister made with pillows and blankets, eating cherries and repeating endlessly how deeply we love summer.

where do you want to be? Everywhere and nowhere. I would like to be in an utopia where the sun is non stop-shining on your skin, where you can tame sadness through dancing and where grey thinking people are colored in pastel tints.

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Kyler Zeleny
Out West
where are you from? I grew up on a farm in the Canadian Prairies.
where are you right now? I am in Edmonton, Alberta right now sitting behind a desk.
where do you want to be? I want to be in many places right now, but none for very long.
when you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? When I was growing up I wanted to be a leader—not so much an occupation as much as an attribute.
how did you first start getting into photography? I bought an early consumer model point and shoot. The memory card was 128mbs and was wildly expensive.
tell me more about the idea of being “unstuck in time” and why it interests you. 
I am very interested in the concept of nostalgia and how it functions for different groups of people. I myself am fascinated with previous decades and often feel that the present is nothing special, particularly when compared to the aesthetics and attitudes of the past. For a host of reasons rural communities tend to lag behind urban centers as forces of change or reactors to change. That being said, the aesthetics and attitudes I was interested in can be found in rural communities. Not to say they cannot exist in urban areas, just that they are more prevalent or ‘on the surface’ in rural communities. The images in the Out West project exemplify this, where all the images are from the present but seem reference the past.
how did Out West begin?
The original concept for Out West began when I was living in London and originally it was not intended as a book. I started to see a lot of emphasis being placed on ‘the urban’ in popular culture and academia. I felt that rural studies were lacking, possibly being undervalued as a redundant system. I also try to work off the belief that when everyone is looking at one thing (no matter the mechanism or approach), it is best to set one’s gaze upon something else.
who is the most interesting person you have met while exploring these communities?
I was photographing in a very barren town. I was on the main street when a man approached me on a bike. He was a retired schoolteacher who taught in the community and was now the presiding mayor. I looked around the ‘town’ and was surprised that it could still have a mayor as the town looked so empty. He was a fascinating man, who declined a photograph. He delivered to me a detailed history of the community, from its boom years to its falloff in the 1970s. Every small community has this type of man; he speaks of the past with conviction, and although he enjoys himself in the present, he yearns for the day of yesteryear.
what is the most interesting story you have been told while you were working on this project?

The Canadian Prairies are young and with youth comes innocence as well as naivety. One of the most interesting stories was told to me by a man of Metis decent. Metis people are one of the recognized aboriginal groups of Canada.  They are of mixed European and Aboriginal decent. And historically, because they are neither ‘full blood’ Aboriginal or European, they have lacked acceptance from either side. His name was Phil and he owned a pawnshop. He told me how difficult it was to be Metis in an Aboriginal school system. The difficulty being that in this system both the establishment and your peers look down upon you with content.

was there an image that you didn’t take, but wish you did? a photograph that got away?

Images always get away. Our eye can see so much faster than we can react. There was one image that I was too slow to get; it existed for only half a second. It was of a woman walking down the center of a wide main street with the sun in her eyes, she was trying to shield her eyes from the sun but it looks more like she was in panic than anything else. I find it hard to describe, but I think it was a magical moment. Even if I was quick enough for the image I think it would have been a wash. It was likely an image for the mind and not the camera.

what has been the most surreal moment of your life this far?

I used to be a ‘volunteer’ firefighter and on one call I had to give CPR to an individual who was in a shootout with police.

in your opinion, what is the most interesting thing about you?

I feel like any answer I give will boarder on being narcissistic. But if I had to answer the question I think what I value most, is my ability to embrace a balance of both rural and urban living with neither in its totality. The lack of real space in urban centers drives me to rural areas and the general bore of rural areas drives me back to urban centers.
website // tumblr 
Out West is a book available for purchase now through The Velvet Cell.
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Kyler Zeleny
Out West
where are you from? I grew up on a farm in the Canadian Prairies.
where are you right now? I am in Edmonton, Alberta right now sitting behind a desk.
where do you want to be? I want to be in many places right now, but none for very long.
when you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? When I was growing up I wanted to be a leader—not so much an occupation as much as an attribute.
how did you first start getting into photography? I bought an early consumer model point and shoot. The memory card was 128mbs and was wildly expensive.
tell me more about the idea of being “unstuck in time” and why it interests you. 
I am very interested in the concept of nostalgia and how it functions for different groups of people. I myself am fascinated with previous decades and often feel that the present is nothing special, particularly when compared to the aesthetics and attitudes of the past. For a host of reasons rural communities tend to lag behind urban centers as forces of change or reactors to change. That being said, the aesthetics and attitudes I was interested in can be found in rural communities. Not to say they cannot exist in urban areas, just that they are more prevalent or ‘on the surface’ in rural communities. The images in the Out West project exemplify this, where all the images are from the present but seem reference the past.
how did Out West begin?
The original concept for Out West began when I was living in London and originally it was not intended as a book. I started to see a lot of emphasis being placed on ‘the urban’ in popular culture and academia. I felt that rural studies were lacking, possibly being undervalued as a redundant system. I also try to work off the belief that when everyone is looking at one thing (no matter the mechanism or approach), it is best to set one’s gaze upon something else.
who is the most interesting person you have met while exploring these communities?
I was photographing in a very barren town. I was on the main street when a man approached me on a bike. He was a retired schoolteacher who taught in the community and was now the presiding mayor. I looked around the ‘town’ and was surprised that it could still have a mayor as the town looked so empty. He was a fascinating man, who declined a photograph. He delivered to me a detailed history of the community, from its boom years to its falloff in the 1970s. Every small community has this type of man; he speaks of the past with conviction, and although he enjoys himself in the present, he yearns for the day of yesteryear.
what is the most interesting story you have been told while you were working on this project?

The Canadian Prairies are young and with youth comes innocence as well as naivety. One of the most interesting stories was told to me by a man of Metis decent. Metis people are one of the recognized aboriginal groups of Canada.  They are of mixed European and Aboriginal decent. And historically, because they are neither ‘full blood’ Aboriginal or European, they have lacked acceptance from either side. His name was Phil and he owned a pawnshop. He told me how difficult it was to be Metis in an Aboriginal school system. The difficulty being that in this system both the establishment and your peers look down upon you with content.

was there an image that you didn’t take, but wish you did? a photograph that got away?

Images always get away. Our eye can see so much faster than we can react. There was one image that I was too slow to get; it existed for only half a second. It was of a woman walking down the center of a wide main street with the sun in her eyes, she was trying to shield her eyes from the sun but it looks more like she was in panic than anything else. I find it hard to describe, but I think it was a magical moment. Even if I was quick enough for the image I think it would have been a wash. It was likely an image for the mind and not the camera.

what has been the most surreal moment of your life this far?

I used to be a ‘volunteer’ firefighter and on one call I had to give CPR to an individual who was in a shootout with police.

in your opinion, what is the most interesting thing about you?

I feel like any answer I give will boarder on being narcissistic. But if I had to answer the question I think what I value most, is my ability to embrace a balance of both rural and urban living with neither in its totality. The lack of real space in urban centers drives me to rural areas and the general bore of rural areas drives me back to urban centers.
website // tumblr 
Out West is a book available for purchase now through The Velvet Cell.
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Kyler Zeleny
Out West
where are you from? I grew up on a farm in the Canadian Prairies.
where are you right now? I am in Edmonton, Alberta right now sitting behind a desk.
where do you want to be? I want to be in many places right now, but none for very long.
when you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? When I was growing up I wanted to be a leader—not so much an occupation as much as an attribute.
how did you first start getting into photography? I bought an early consumer model point and shoot. The memory card was 128mbs and was wildly expensive.
tell me more about the idea of being “unstuck in time” and why it interests you. 
I am very interested in the concept of nostalgia and how it functions for different groups of people. I myself am fascinated with previous decades and often feel that the present is nothing special, particularly when compared to the aesthetics and attitudes of the past. For a host of reasons rural communities tend to lag behind urban centers as forces of change or reactors to change. That being said, the aesthetics and attitudes I was interested in can be found in rural communities. Not to say they cannot exist in urban areas, just that they are more prevalent or ‘on the surface’ in rural communities. The images in the Out West project exemplify this, where all the images are from the present but seem reference the past.
how did Out West begin?
The original concept for Out West began when I was living in London and originally it was not intended as a book. I started to see a lot of emphasis being placed on ‘the urban’ in popular culture and academia. I felt that rural studies were lacking, possibly being undervalued as a redundant system. I also try to work off the belief that when everyone is looking at one thing (no matter the mechanism or approach), it is best to set one’s gaze upon something else.
who is the most interesting person you have met while exploring these communities?
I was photographing in a very barren town. I was on the main street when a man approached me on a bike. He was a retired schoolteacher who taught in the community and was now the presiding mayor. I looked around the ‘town’ and was surprised that it could still have a mayor as the town looked so empty. He was a fascinating man, who declined a photograph. He delivered to me a detailed history of the community, from its boom years to its falloff in the 1970s. Every small community has this type of man; he speaks of the past with conviction, and although he enjoys himself in the present, he yearns for the day of yesteryear.
what is the most interesting story you have been told while you were working on this project?

The Canadian Prairies are young and with youth comes innocence as well as naivety. One of the most interesting stories was told to me by a man of Metis decent. Metis people are one of the recognized aboriginal groups of Canada.  They are of mixed European and Aboriginal decent. And historically, because they are neither ‘full blood’ Aboriginal or European, they have lacked acceptance from either side. His name was Phil and he owned a pawnshop. He told me how difficult it was to be Metis in an Aboriginal school system. The difficulty being that in this system both the establishment and your peers look down upon you with content.

was there an image that you didn’t take, but wish you did? a photograph that got away?

Images always get away. Our eye can see so much faster than we can react. There was one image that I was too slow to get; it existed for only half a second. It was of a woman walking down the center of a wide main street with the sun in her eyes, she was trying to shield her eyes from the sun but it looks more like she was in panic than anything else. I find it hard to describe, but I think it was a magical moment. Even if I was quick enough for the image I think it would have been a wash. It was likely an image for the mind and not the camera.

what has been the most surreal moment of your life this far?

I used to be a ‘volunteer’ firefighter and on one call I had to give CPR to an individual who was in a shootout with police.

in your opinion, what is the most interesting thing about you?

I feel like any answer I give will boarder on being narcissistic. But if I had to answer the question I think what I value most, is my ability to embrace a balance of both rural and urban living with neither in its totality. The lack of real space in urban centers drives me to rural areas and the general bore of rural areas drives me back to urban centers.
website // tumblr 
Out West is a book available for purchase now through The Velvet Cell.
ZoomInfo
Kyler Zeleny
Out West
where are you from? I grew up on a farm in the Canadian Prairies.
where are you right now? I am in Edmonton, Alberta right now sitting behind a desk.
where do you want to be? I want to be in many places right now, but none for very long.
when you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? When I was growing up I wanted to be a leader—not so much an occupation as much as an attribute.
how did you first start getting into photography? I bought an early consumer model point and shoot. The memory card was 128mbs and was wildly expensive.
tell me more about the idea of being “unstuck in time” and why it interests you. 
I am very interested in the concept of nostalgia and how it functions for different groups of people. I myself am fascinated with previous decades and often feel that the present is nothing special, particularly when compared to the aesthetics and attitudes of the past. For a host of reasons rural communities tend to lag behind urban centers as forces of change or reactors to change. That being said, the aesthetics and attitudes I was interested in can be found in rural communities. Not to say they cannot exist in urban areas, just that they are more prevalent or ‘on the surface’ in rural communities. The images in the Out West project exemplify this, where all the images are from the present but seem reference the past.
how did Out West begin?
The original concept for Out West began when I was living in London and originally it was not intended as a book. I started to see a lot of emphasis being placed on ‘the urban’ in popular culture and academia. I felt that rural studies were lacking, possibly being undervalued as a redundant system. I also try to work off the belief that when everyone is looking at one thing (no matter the mechanism or approach), it is best to set one’s gaze upon something else.
who is the most interesting person you have met while exploring these communities?
I was photographing in a very barren town. I was on the main street when a man approached me on a bike. He was a retired schoolteacher who taught in the community and was now the presiding mayor. I looked around the ‘town’ and was surprised that it could still have a mayor as the town looked so empty. He was a fascinating man, who declined a photograph. He delivered to me a detailed history of the community, from its boom years to its falloff in the 1970s. Every small community has this type of man; he speaks of the past with conviction, and although he enjoys himself in the present, he yearns for the day of yesteryear.
what is the most interesting story you have been told while you were working on this project?

The Canadian Prairies are young and with youth comes innocence as well as naivety. One of the most interesting stories was told to me by a man of Metis decent. Metis people are one of the recognized aboriginal groups of Canada.  They are of mixed European and Aboriginal decent. And historically, because they are neither ‘full blood’ Aboriginal or European, they have lacked acceptance from either side. His name was Phil and he owned a pawnshop. He told me how difficult it was to be Metis in an Aboriginal school system. The difficulty being that in this system both the establishment and your peers look down upon you with content.

was there an image that you didn’t take, but wish you did? a photograph that got away?

Images always get away. Our eye can see so much faster than we can react. There was one image that I was too slow to get; it existed for only half a second. It was of a woman walking down the center of a wide main street with the sun in her eyes, she was trying to shield her eyes from the sun but it looks more like she was in panic than anything else. I find it hard to describe, but I think it was a magical moment. Even if I was quick enough for the image I think it would have been a wash. It was likely an image for the mind and not the camera.

what has been the most surreal moment of your life this far?

I used to be a ‘volunteer’ firefighter and on one call I had to give CPR to an individual who was in a shootout with police.

in your opinion, what is the most interesting thing about you?

I feel like any answer I give will boarder on being narcissistic. But if I had to answer the question I think what I value most, is my ability to embrace a balance of both rural and urban living with neither in its totality. The lack of real space in urban centers drives me to rural areas and the general bore of rural areas drives me back to urban centers.
website // tumblr 
Out West is a book available for purchase now through The Velvet Cell.
ZoomInfo
Kyler Zeleny
Out West
where are you from? I grew up on a farm in the Canadian Prairies.
where are you right now? I am in Edmonton, Alberta right now sitting behind a desk.
where do you want to be? I want to be in many places right now, but none for very long.
when you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? When I was growing up I wanted to be a leader—not so much an occupation as much as an attribute.
how did you first start getting into photography? I bought an early consumer model point and shoot. The memory card was 128mbs and was wildly expensive.
tell me more about the idea of being “unstuck in time” and why it interests you. 
I am very interested in the concept of nostalgia and how it functions for different groups of people. I myself am fascinated with previous decades and often feel that the present is nothing special, particularly when compared to the aesthetics and attitudes of the past. For a host of reasons rural communities tend to lag behind urban centers as forces of change or reactors to change. That being said, the aesthetics and attitudes I was interested in can be found in rural communities. Not to say they cannot exist in urban areas, just that they are more prevalent or ‘on the surface’ in rural communities. The images in the Out West project exemplify this, where all the images are from the present but seem reference the past.
how did Out West begin?
The original concept for Out West began when I was living in London and originally it was not intended as a book. I started to see a lot of emphasis being placed on ‘the urban’ in popular culture and academia. I felt that rural studies were lacking, possibly being undervalued as a redundant system. I also try to work off the belief that when everyone is looking at one thing (no matter the mechanism or approach), it is best to set one’s gaze upon something else.
who is the most interesting person you have met while exploring these communities?
I was photographing in a very barren town. I was on the main street when a man approached me on a bike. He was a retired schoolteacher who taught in the community and was now the presiding mayor. I looked around the ‘town’ and was surprised that it could still have a mayor as the town looked so empty. He was a fascinating man, who declined a photograph. He delivered to me a detailed history of the community, from its boom years to its falloff in the 1970s. Every small community has this type of man; he speaks of the past with conviction, and although he enjoys himself in the present, he yearns for the day of yesteryear.
what is the most interesting story you have been told while you were working on this project?

The Canadian Prairies are young and with youth comes innocence as well as naivety. One of the most interesting stories was told to me by a man of Metis decent. Metis people are one of the recognized aboriginal groups of Canada.  They are of mixed European and Aboriginal decent. And historically, because they are neither ‘full blood’ Aboriginal or European, they have lacked acceptance from either side. His name was Phil and he owned a pawnshop. He told me how difficult it was to be Metis in an Aboriginal school system. The difficulty being that in this system both the establishment and your peers look down upon you with content.

was there an image that you didn’t take, but wish you did? a photograph that got away?

Images always get away. Our eye can see so much faster than we can react. There was one image that I was too slow to get; it existed for only half a second. It was of a woman walking down the center of a wide main street with the sun in her eyes, she was trying to shield her eyes from the sun but it looks more like she was in panic than anything else. I find it hard to describe, but I think it was a magical moment. Even if I was quick enough for the image I think it would have been a wash. It was likely an image for the mind and not the camera.

what has been the most surreal moment of your life this far?

I used to be a ‘volunteer’ firefighter and on one call I had to give CPR to an individual who was in a shootout with police.

in your opinion, what is the most interesting thing about you?

I feel like any answer I give will boarder on being narcissistic. But if I had to answer the question I think what I value most, is my ability to embrace a balance of both rural and urban living with neither in its totality. The lack of real space in urban centers drives me to rural areas and the general bore of rural areas drives me back to urban centers.
website // tumblr 
Out West is a book available for purchase now through The Velvet Cell.
ZoomInfo
Kyler Zeleny
Out West
where are you from? I grew up on a farm in the Canadian Prairies.
where are you right now? I am in Edmonton, Alberta right now sitting behind a desk.
where do you want to be? I want to be in many places right now, but none for very long.
when you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? When I was growing up I wanted to be a leader—not so much an occupation as much as an attribute.
how did you first start getting into photography? I bought an early consumer model point and shoot. The memory card was 128mbs and was wildly expensive.
tell me more about the idea of being “unstuck in time” and why it interests you. 
I am very interested in the concept of nostalgia and how it functions for different groups of people. I myself am fascinated with previous decades and often feel that the present is nothing special, particularly when compared to the aesthetics and attitudes of the past. For a host of reasons rural communities tend to lag behind urban centers as forces of change or reactors to change. That being said, the aesthetics and attitudes I was interested in can be found in rural communities. Not to say they cannot exist in urban areas, just that they are more prevalent or ‘on the surface’ in rural communities. The images in the Out West project exemplify this, where all the images are from the present but seem reference the past.
how did Out West begin?
The original concept for Out West began when I was living in London and originally it was not intended as a book. I started to see a lot of emphasis being placed on ‘the urban’ in popular culture and academia. I felt that rural studies were lacking, possibly being undervalued as a redundant system. I also try to work off the belief that when everyone is looking at one thing (no matter the mechanism or approach), it is best to set one’s gaze upon something else.
who is the most interesting person you have met while exploring these communities?
I was photographing in a very barren town. I was on the main street when a man approached me on a bike. He was a retired schoolteacher who taught in the community and was now the presiding mayor. I looked around the ‘town’ and was surprised that it could still have a mayor as the town looked so empty. He was a fascinating man, who declined a photograph. He delivered to me a detailed history of the community, from its boom years to its falloff in the 1970s. Every small community has this type of man; he speaks of the past with conviction, and although he enjoys himself in the present, he yearns for the day of yesteryear.
what is the most interesting story you have been told while you were working on this project?

The Canadian Prairies are young and with youth comes innocence as well as naivety. One of the most interesting stories was told to me by a man of Metis decent. Metis people are one of the recognized aboriginal groups of Canada.  They are of mixed European and Aboriginal decent. And historically, because they are neither ‘full blood’ Aboriginal or European, they have lacked acceptance from either side. His name was Phil and he owned a pawnshop. He told me how difficult it was to be Metis in an Aboriginal school system. The difficulty being that in this system both the establishment and your peers look down upon you with content.

was there an image that you didn’t take, but wish you did? a photograph that got away?

Images always get away. Our eye can see so much faster than we can react. There was one image that I was too slow to get; it existed for only half a second. It was of a woman walking down the center of a wide main street with the sun in her eyes, she was trying to shield her eyes from the sun but it looks more like she was in panic than anything else. I find it hard to describe, but I think it was a magical moment. Even if I was quick enough for the image I think it would have been a wash. It was likely an image for the mind and not the camera.

what has been the most surreal moment of your life this far?

I used to be a ‘volunteer’ firefighter and on one call I had to give CPR to an individual who was in a shootout with police.

in your opinion, what is the most interesting thing about you?

I feel like any answer I give will boarder on being narcissistic. But if I had to answer the question I think what I value most, is my ability to embrace a balance of both rural and urban living with neither in its totality. The lack of real space in urban centers drives me to rural areas and the general bore of rural areas drives me back to urban centers.
website // tumblr 
Out West is a book available for purchase now through The Velvet Cell.
ZoomInfo
Kyler Zeleny
Out West
where are you from? I grew up on a farm in the Canadian Prairies.
where are you right now? I am in Edmonton, Alberta right now sitting behind a desk.
where do you want to be? I want to be in many places right now, but none for very long.
when you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? When I was growing up I wanted to be a leader—not so much an occupation as much as an attribute.
how did you first start getting into photography? I bought an early consumer model point and shoot. The memory card was 128mbs and was wildly expensive.
tell me more about the idea of being “unstuck in time” and why it interests you. 
I am very interested in the concept of nostalgia and how it functions for different groups of people. I myself am fascinated with previous decades and often feel that the present is nothing special, particularly when compared to the aesthetics and attitudes of the past. For a host of reasons rural communities tend to lag behind urban centers as forces of change or reactors to change. That being said, the aesthetics and attitudes I was interested in can be found in rural communities. Not to say they cannot exist in urban areas, just that they are more prevalent or ‘on the surface’ in rural communities. The images in the Out West project exemplify this, where all the images are from the present but seem reference the past.
how did Out West begin?
The original concept for Out West began when I was living in London and originally it was not intended as a book. I started to see a lot of emphasis being placed on ‘the urban’ in popular culture and academia. I felt that rural studies were lacking, possibly being undervalued as a redundant system. I also try to work off the belief that when everyone is looking at one thing (no matter the mechanism or approach), it is best to set one’s gaze upon something else.
who is the most interesting person you have met while exploring these communities?
I was photographing in a very barren town. I was on the main street when a man approached me on a bike. He was a retired schoolteacher who taught in the community and was now the presiding mayor. I looked around the ‘town’ and was surprised that it could still have a mayor as the town looked so empty. He was a fascinating man, who declined a photograph. He delivered to me a detailed history of the community, from its boom years to its falloff in the 1970s. Every small community has this type of man; he speaks of the past with conviction, and although he enjoys himself in the present, he yearns for the day of yesteryear.
what is the most interesting story you have been told while you were working on this project?

The Canadian Prairies are young and with youth comes innocence as well as naivety. One of the most interesting stories was told to me by a man of Metis decent. Metis people are one of the recognized aboriginal groups of Canada.  They are of mixed European and Aboriginal decent. And historically, because they are neither ‘full blood’ Aboriginal or European, they have lacked acceptance from either side. His name was Phil and he owned a pawnshop. He told me how difficult it was to be Metis in an Aboriginal school system. The difficulty being that in this system both the establishment and your peers look down upon you with content.

was there an image that you didn’t take, but wish you did? a photograph that got away?

Images always get away. Our eye can see so much faster than we can react. There was one image that I was too slow to get; it existed for only half a second. It was of a woman walking down the center of a wide main street with the sun in her eyes, she was trying to shield her eyes from the sun but it looks more like she was in panic than anything else. I find it hard to describe, but I think it was a magical moment. Even if I was quick enough for the image I think it would have been a wash. It was likely an image for the mind and not the camera.

what has been the most surreal moment of your life this far?

I used to be a ‘volunteer’ firefighter and on one call I had to give CPR to an individual who was in a shootout with police.

in your opinion, what is the most interesting thing about you?

I feel like any answer I give will boarder on being narcissistic. But if I had to answer the question I think what I value most, is my ability to embrace a balance of both rural and urban living with neither in its totality. The lack of real space in urban centers drives me to rural areas and the general bore of rural areas drives me back to urban centers.
website // tumblr 
Out West is a book available for purchase now through The Velvet Cell.
ZoomInfo

Kyler Zeleny

Out West

where are you from? I grew up on a farm in the Canadian Prairies.

where are you right now? I am in Edmonton, Alberta right now sitting behind a desk.

where do you want to be? I want to be in many places right now, but none for very long.

when you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? When I was growing up I wanted to be a leader—not so much an occupation as much as an attribute.

how did you first start getting into photography? I bought an early consumer model point and shoot. The memory card was 128mbs and was wildly expensive.

tell me more about the idea of being “unstuck in time” and why it interests you. 

I am very interested in the concept of nostalgia and how it functions for different groups of people. I myself am fascinated with previous decades and often feel that the present is nothing special, particularly when compared to the aesthetics and attitudes of the past. For a host of reasons rural communities tend to lag behind urban centers as forces of change or reactors to change. That being said, the aesthetics and attitudes I was interested in can be found in rural communities. Not to say they cannot exist in urban areas, just that they are more prevalent or ‘on the surface’ in rural communities. The images in the Out West project exemplify this, where all the images are from the present but seem reference the past.

how did Out West begin?

The original concept for Out West began when I was living in London and originally it was not intended as a book. I started to see a lot of emphasis being placed on ‘the urban’ in popular culture and academia. I felt that rural studies were lacking, possibly being undervalued as a redundant system. I also try to work off the belief that when everyone is looking at one thing (no matter the mechanism or approach), it is best to set one’s gaze upon something else.

who is the most interesting person you have met while exploring these communities?

I was photographing in a very barren town. I was on the main street when a man approached me on a bike. He was a retired schoolteacher who taught in the community and was now the presiding mayor. I looked around the ‘town’ and was surprised that it could still have a mayor as the town looked so empty. He was a fascinating man, who declined a photograph. He delivered to me a detailed history of the community, from its boom years to its falloff in the 1970s. Every small community has this type of man; he speaks of the past with conviction, and although he enjoys himself in the present, he yearns for the day of yesteryear.

what is the most interesting story you have been told while you were working on this project?

The Canadian Prairies are young and with youth comes innocence as well as naivety. One of the most interesting stories was told to me by a man of Metis decent. Metis people are one of the recognized aboriginal groups of Canada.  They are of mixed European and Aboriginal decent. And historically, because they are neither ‘full blood’ Aboriginal or European, they have lacked acceptance from either side. His name was Phil and he owned a pawnshop. He told me how difficult it was to be Metis in an Aboriginal school system. The difficulty being that in this system both the establishment and your peers look down upon you with content.

was there an image that you didn’t take, but wish you did? a photograph that got away?

Images always get away. Our eye can see so much faster than we can react. There was one image that I was too slow to get; it existed for only half a second. It was of a woman walking down the center of a wide main street with the sun in her eyes, she was trying to shield her eyes from the sun but it looks more like she was in panic than anything else. I find it hard to describe, but I think it was a magical moment. Even if I was quick enough for the image I think it would have been a wash. It was likely an image for the mind and not the camera.

what has been the most surreal moment of your life this far?

I used to be a ‘volunteer’ firefighter and on one call I had to give CPR to an individual who was in a shootout with police.

in your opinion, what is the most interesting thing about you?

I feel like any answer I give will boarder on being narcissistic. But if I had to answer the question I think what I value most, is my ability to embrace a balance of both rural and urban living with neither in its totality. The lack of real space in urban centers drives me to rural areas and the general bore of rural areas drives me back to urban centers.

website // tumblr

Out West is a book available for purchase now through The Velvet Cell.