“It has been said that animals live completely in the present. They don’t remember pain and they don’t worry about the agony or the joy that might be around the corner; they simply make the best of every moment. And while one might say this is due to a lack of imagination, it is also this very impulsive, primal state that many artists have long striven to return to.”
—Waris Ahluwalia, from his curated portfolio in our Summer 2012 issue. Photography credit Ryan McGinley.