Common Discourse is a project designed to help others (and ourselves) think through creativity, focus, and intentional work—from Alex Tan & Alice Otieno.
Every Tuesday we share words from a journal, a few ideas, a quote from somebody else, and links worth sharing. On Fridays we invite a guest to share images from their camera roll and a sound that resonates with them.
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Jeano Edwards is a Jamaican born filmmaker and photographer, currently based between Brooklyn and London. His work meditates on the idea of “home”, with a particular focus on his own relationship with his Jamaican heritage.
I bumped into Jeano in 2019 while living in London, and later reconnected in 2020 for a feature on the MW Journal.
Consistent throughout his work, is a sense of curiosity and wonder, which is equally conveyed in the images he shared with us this week.
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I'm obsessed with the third image omg. Also, random (and apologies if you've covered this in the newsletter already & I missed it), but do y'all have thoughts on the Kyle Chayka piece that came out recently? re: the AI-ification of the iPhone camera https://www.newyorker.com/culture/infinite-scroll/have-iphone-cameras-become-too-smart