NOROESTE (2019) is a body of work highlighting life's expressive reality. I traveled to India for a commercial project and found myself directing the lens toward the relationship between the subjects and their surroundings-- contemplating silent encounters, attentive observation, and keen awareness. My creative practice observed third world ingenuity and cultural behavior as a way to elevate humanity above its sometimes desperate condition. I was seeking a way to engage with the world to avoid a crisis of meaning, and ask viewers to find themselves in this series and reflect on your own existence in and with the world.