I Want You To Ruin My Shot

As a photographer, I don’t want the world to stand still because we’re all trying to capture a single moment.

A 14 year old at their first Chicago Pride Parade excitedly points at their favorite performer off camera, 2017. Photo by Author.

480,000 people from across the world visited the subterranean boneyard in Paris widely known as the Catacombs. It’s a massive ossuary, a sepulcher famous for sculptural pilings of bones and ghost stories. Generally accepted to be a spooky place, I found the scariest part when I visited in 2019 to be the way…

Josephine Maria Yanasak-Leszczynski

I am a writer exploring futures and film from my apartment above a noodle shop in Chicago. (Yan-a-sak Less-chin-skee)