Photography by London-based multidisciplinary artist Nagib El Desouky

(c) Nagib El Desouky / Models: Sarah Kershaw & Alex B
(c) Nagib El Desouky
(c) Nagib El Desouky
(c) Nagib El Desouky
(c) Nagib El Desouky / Models: Sarah Kershaw & Alex B
(c) Nagib El Desouky
"Things only disappear, only become lost, because you’ve stopped thinking about them, stopped living with them in some vital way. Things and people have to be planted in you, have to grow in you, and you have to keep them alive. If you forget to keep them alive, you lose them. Many people have walked out of life because they stopped seeing it. Many have fallen into the abyss because they were looking for solid ground, for certainties. Happy are those who are still, and to whom things come. Answers are like that. They go to those who expect them. So if you want to find something find it first."
Astonishing the Gods by Ben Okri (via thewrongbeginning)

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(c) Nagib El Desouky / Model: Sarah Kershaw
(c) Nagib El Desouky / Model: Sarah Kershaw
(c) Nagib El Desouky
(c) Nagib El Desouky
(c) Nagib El Desouky
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"Many are the things to be read in the inscriptions of the world. Many are the facts, dates, times, events; many also are the signs and omens, the symbols and resonances, the secret messages, the hints, the enigmas, the mysteries and the tantalizing flashes of meaning to be sensed in the inscriptions of the world. Many are the faces to be seen in cracks on the wall, in the shapes of clouds, in buckets of water seen at odd angles in certain frames of mind.

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Many are the empires that reveal themselves in decay on blotches and stains on stone walls. Many are the nations that appear in patches of mud long after the rains have gone. Many are the shapes of divination that show up in coffee stains on white pages, or on tablecloths. The mind sees myriad things in the illusory surfaces of the meaning-transparent, meaning-infested world.”

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Ben Okri, Starbook

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(c) Nagib El Desouky / Models: Sarah Kershaw & Alex B
(c) Nagib El Desouky