Robert Lax - photo by Tom Stone
Tom Stone (born July 12, 1971) is an American humanitarian photography. His work depicts the discrepancy between the American dream and the American reality, clearly captured through the telling faces of those living on the fringes of society. He is most widely known for his documentary photography of outsider, displaced and homeless populations in California.
- On Poverty
I think there’s a decided middle spectrum of humanity where circumstance, luck, and small choices conspire to vastly differing fates. We’re all imperfect, and most of us are only a shadow of who we’d hoped we’d be.
To my thinking, the original human trauma is our separation. We are too close not to need each other; and too far to trust each other.
I count it as a measure of our ignorance, the depth of poverty in the world. It’s a glaring marker to how far we have not come.
The younger you are the more you are affected by the sight of poverty and homelessness. Pay attention to how children react to folks on the street. I try to be disturbed by the same things that disturb kids.
- On Photography
The photo is a memento of the interaction.
A cloudy reflection is sometimes better than none.from Wikipedia
Tom Stone Gallery