In his online portfolio, Nicholas Rawháni has a tab called ‘Admiring’ that is dedicated to the street art he’s snapped while travelling across the globe. From New York to Israel, Jozi and London – the art that strikes him most is the kind that’s filled with sincerity and intention. “How does it fit in the city? Does it feel like it grew straight out of the wall or street or the trash that you put it on? Does its vibe integrate? Street art has infinite possibilities,” he says.
Both Nicholas’ parents were born in Iran, met in Whales and decided to move South Africa. His family background has taught him that education and travel is something worth spending money on, and that if you view travel as part of your education, then you open yourself up to different experiences and opportunities.
Of his travels, Nicholas says that “people can live in incredibly different ways and under different conditions and yet still be so startlingly similar that there’s no doubt in my mind that we’re all one big family. Also, there’s this priceless perspective that comes with the experience of seeing that there are other places and other lives that continue to go on, that the world is huge, that its vast and welcoming in so many ways – and that perspective can make those huge, crippling problems that you have in your life seem so small that they almost dissolve”.
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