After a week’s delay to focus on more pressing issues, we’re back with “Unfiltered” on Wonderful Machine’s Instagram Live.
Week six brings us Paul Quitoriano, a Brooklyn-based photographer originally from the Bay Area. Of course, our discussion began with Paul’s protest experiences; he made sure to note that he went in support of the movement, not to take pictures.
Once we wrapped up that part of the chat, we got into Paul’s fight against COVID-19, which he and his roommate contracted earlier this year. During the two-week recovery process, Paul completed a personal project called “Quarantine Meals,” a great insight into how difficult it is to do anything when you’re sick with the coronavirus. That’s how you get meals like this one:
A veteran food photographer, Paul also talked about some work he recently completed with the New York Times, a longtime client of his. This story, called “One Good Meal,” saw Paul visit various New York-based creatives to see what they cook when they’re home from work.
The conversation inevitably came back to the protests for true equality for the Black community, and one thing Paul has been doing in support of the movement is buying food from Black-owned businesses. Find out what else Paul has been doing both career-wise and with regards to being an ally in the video!
We look forward to continuing our semi-weekly IG Live conversations every other Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. If you can’t view the discussion live, check our YouTube page.