It’s all loud. Too loud. Chaos. I’m fading fast, one small person trapped in this rapid current of concrete, flesh and garbage, feebly trying to stay afloat but the flow is too strong. After all, I’m just one small person, insignificant in this heavily populated city. Overwhelming is what it is.
That was a little over a year ago. It took me a few months to learn that a big city such as New York City can naturally feel hectic, foreign, and even unfriendly, but once you take the time to look around, understand and embrace the varying elements, you start to appreciate how everything comes together to create this beautiful and diverse place. You are indeed one person, but you have many lens in which to view your surroundings, so take control of that, because the same place can become completely different when perceived through a different lens. It’s just up to you to decide which lens to use as your window to the world.
And so today, I’m partnering with WearMe Pro to share ShadesBox – a seasonal subscription box that sends you eyewear based on your chosen preferences – and to encourage you to see the world via new lens, both literally and figuratively. I first came across WearMe Pro on Instagram when one of my favorite photographers collaborated with the brand, and I was immediately drawn to WMP’s content aesthetics as well as its mission to appreciate and embrace the amazing diversity of not only its customers but also the entire population as a whole that makes this world a beautiful place. Beauty and magic exist in all corners, should you choose to see it.
Follow along below as I take three different frames from my ShadesBox to traverse various spots in the city. From Williamsburg streets to Times Square at midnight, I’m constantly pushing myself to find the intrigue in the seemingly routine, especially in times when I feel overwhelmed by the pace of the city that never sleeps. Different frames, different perspectives. I’m embarking on this mission to choose my window to the world, and I invite you to come with me.
Special thanks to WearMe Pro
Photos: Dylan Lopez