+brad puet #Mr4TM
from +The Minimals™ Mobile Photo Agency
"My stones have names. Your stones have names.
These stones provide us friendship, mentorship and inspiration. They provide us a glimpse of humanity through a technological window.
We develop these relationships on behalf of a community that loves to create, learn, share and connect. We are touched by all these stones on the basic human level. I hold mine close to me, in my pocket, and get excited when they share with me the joys, the heartache, and the humor of their daily lives.
How can I even quantify how they participate in my definition of community?
That’s just how we roll.
“The community and the sharing are key answers in my idea of being ‘connected’ worldwide. You grow your passion looking at a billion of photographs everyday, and that is the biggest silent, hidden change for me. More ideas, more interactions, more self-confidence. Your passion grows. Your addiction to the ‘art’ grows. Your ‘eye’ begins to see what was hidden before.” – Alessio Castaldo, photographer from San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy. He is an advocate for mobile photography and is part of The Minimals, which seeks the use of fundamentals in the mobile genre. His work can be seen on Instagram, EyeEm, Starmatic and Streamzoo under @aleesio.