was born on an archipelago off mainland America, prompting his fascination with how the human-made and the natural interact. He writes carefully constructed narratives, combining them with maps and photographs, to question our personal geographies. How are we influenced by what we build? By what we destroy? By our blind spots? By those places we return to without obligation, unconsciously? As a mapper--someone concerned with boundaries--his work attempts to harmonize differences: fact and fiction, the familiar and the surreal, the immense and the miniscule.
Reale’s body of work includes To Shangri-Lyn, a redevelopment plan for the Cadman Plaza section of Downtown Brooklyn; his fiction and creative non-fiction writing; and his upcoming channel on the new iOS app PionEAR, which offers virtual audio tours of New York City.
He currently resides in Chiang Mai, Thailand.