It’s about strangers.

I live in Brooklyn. I wrote a novel inspired by these vignettes. It’s called Follow Me Down, and will be out in 2011.

When necessary, I write ads.

~Kio Stark

http://www.kiostark.com

mywholename [at] gmail

13 Responses to “The short answer”


  1. 1 notinparis September 28, 2008 at 10:33 am

    Thank you for this site. It is beautiful.

  2. 3 mostrim January 30, 2009 at 9:33 am

    These little essays are excellent – like good photojournalism in text form – you capture a lot in a very succinct manner.

  3. 4 Jon March 10, 2009 at 1:32 am

    Lovely work!

  4. 5 rvewong March 28, 2009 at 11:46 am

    Words flowing like droplets of water here. Having visited your flickr account am wondering why some of those images don’t appear here?

  5. 6 Kio March 29, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    Thank you. They’re just different mediums. Most of what is written here is not anything that could be photographed.

  6. 7 rvewong April 2, 2009 at 11:54 am

    Kio, I kind of like the photo when it’s not a literal translation of the thought. But it’s not necessarily an easy to do. One could also say that an image could add in ways that words might fail.

  7. 8 wmc April 23, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Strange yet familiar sights all around. Thank you for this reminder of the city’s brilliance.

  8. 9 Zubin Mithra May 23, 2009 at 6:55 am

    i suppose there`s always “something” happening around us, which we could observe, talk about, and maybe even photograph; only if we paid attention to it. narrating it later on, is an art.

    something you seem to have mastered.
    very interesting blog!

  9. 10 tIM June 11, 2009 at 10:41 am

    I think you write brilliantly.

    Your piece about the guy trying to photocopy a form gave me a lump in my throat.

  10. 11 Suzie McLean October 31, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Hi Kio,
    I don’t know if you remember me. I was your daycare teacher In Washington Heights when you were two years old.I was good friends with your parents, and used to visit you in Binghampton. I moved to California to teach at Park Day School, and lost touch of you and your mom after your dad died. I was really sad to lose touch with you. I hope you and your mom are doing well. It looks like you have an interesting life
    Warm regards,
    Suzie


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