this little guy — posed and photographed by visual poet, mauco sosa — traverses familiar things. where does he/she really go? what does he/she learn about himself, while ensnared in a bag of cigarette filters? what magic does he/she see in the day-to-day objects we take for granted? what does this space explorer teach us about ourselves?

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accepting the journey
all images courtesy of mauco sosa

 

 

none of the images were photoshopped, according to mauco sosa. instead, they were slightly cleaned up using the editing software built into the smart phone the photos were taken on. find one interpretation of the astronaut’s brave journey in the images below.

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risking his/her life to cross a desert made of futonoffice astronaut miniature
staring into the abyss office astronaut miniature
confronting a strange pillar, perhaps made by other life forms

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traversing the grassy yard of a beige planet

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finding some light in a lonely situation

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coming full circle 

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seeing them for the first time

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learning their ways

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second guessing

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reminiscing 

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finally ready to go home

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existentially evaluating the soul against the convex reflection of an unforgiving mirror

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realizing there may not be a home left to go back to

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thinking of the 4th dimension 

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feeling ensared

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giving in

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the astronaut was merely a vessel

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his unphotoshopped journey lives on

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