October 22, 2008
Meet the correspondents: RICHMOND, Va. > Tin Salamunic
"I consider my sketchbook pages to be peepholes into my life. Slices of my everyday experiences and observations.
My goal is to tell the viewer a story. My story. The story of everyday life, which is unique with each and every person.
I carry my sketchbook everywhere I go and take every opportunity I get to draw all the interesting things I see.
Every block of my city has a different story to tell... it is my mission to pause that story and let everyone take a look. Nowadays, everyone seems to be so busy, rushing back and forth, always looking ahead, but never looking around.
I get most of my inspiration from the simplicity in life. The moments and things no one ever pays attention to. An old man reading a newspaper, a young girl holding her mom's hand... cars that have been parked on the streets for weeks, abandoned buildings whose worn out structure tends to give off a certain expression. It's not always about pure creativity and conceptual thinking... sometimes it's about appreciating what's already there.
That is my sketchbook."
• Tin's blog.
• Tin's website.