"I have always been drawn to flea markets and thrift stores. It's a quirk of mine, that I'm drawn to things that lived other lives, that other people owned. I've always felt magic in wearing an old shirt that's soft from someone else's shoulders, from reading a book that was once given to someone else, who gave it to someone else, who might have left it on the street for a different person. I've been frequenting and seeking them out since I was little and would beg my mom to take me to the flea market in the dip of a forest, where stands sold old handkerchiefs and dressers and photographs, which I would spend hours flipping through, losing myself in other lives. These are a series of photographs from a thrift store in Texas, full of sequin dresses and glass bottles and jeans that still smelled like tumbleweed."
See Helman's full series for QUIRK here.