I get paid to photograph intimate moments in other peoplesâ livesâspecifically one man. During the day, I watch while heâs working, and every night I watch him while heâs f***ing. It started as a job but quickly turned into an obsession.
His name is Nikolas Gallo.
I spent years in front of the camera before I escaped. Now Iâm behind it and in control of what my shutter captures. The moment I viewed Niko in the lens of my camera I found the escape Iâd been searching for. I finally felt connected - whole.
There are two types of celebrity photographers: those that wait for their victim to venture into public, always allowing some semblance of privacy. And then there are those that lurk in the shadows, steadily invading lives, hunting and searching for the most private shot, and thatâs what I had become.
My name is Brook Beckham and I found my inner peeping Tom.
About the Author
Eli Chastain is a super-secret ninja set on conquering the world one reader at a time. In reality, sheâs an alter ego of a struggling author that needs a secondary route to reveal her inner most demons. Follow along to see if you are haunted by some of the same.
Chastainâs contemporary serial, Shutter, is set for publication starting in August 2014 with all subsequent volumes to be released before the end of the year.
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“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
― Albert Einstein