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“Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition.”
James Baldwin, Giovanni’s Room

8745 km is the distance that separates me from home, or from what I call home. For most people home is where your loved ones are. Maybe your family, couple, siblings, friends, etc. For me that would be Quito, the city where I was born. But wait, I haven’t been there for a while. Of course my parents still live there but my brother doesn’t. My friends are getting married and most of them stopped texting me a year or two after I left.

Few months ago I read an article on a website about leaving home and living elsewhere. It talked about not belonging anywhere. The argument was that when you live in a country that’s not yours you’ll never be part of that country. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been there or how hard you try, you’re just not from that place. Meanwhile you’re living at this new city, your home changes, friends grow up, get married, change. The city itself changes, everything changes.

Suddenly one day you go back and you realice you don’t belong there anymore. And as Jorge Drexler says,

“Si quisiera regresar
Ya no sabría hacia dónde
Pregunto al jardinero
Y el jardinero no me responde
Hay gente que es de un lugar
No es mi caso
Yo estoy aquí, de paso”

MUAH: Silvina Souza - Ana Prado
Styling: Karina Krzyminska
Model: Pilar Sarrión - Francina Models
Digital Artwork: Carlos Lucero
Assistants: Omar Santiago

Photography & Art Direction: @IAMTRECE

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Lucho Dávila - Iamtrece - Fashion Image Maker
Lucho Dávila - Iamtrece - Fashion Image Maker
Lucho Dávila - Iamtrece - Fashion Image Maker
Lucho Dávila - Iamtrece - Fashion Image Maker