i hope to see him again soon

artist statement
This series is about a person who I became very close with over the course of last semester. But then he moved back home, out of the country, both to see his family and also because his visa had expired. Since he left, I have felt a great sense of loss and uncertainty, not knowing if or when he will return to this country, if or when I will see him again, etc.. I have, as a result, created distance between myself and others, as I have begun to shut myself off from the rest of the world. I have experienced emotional isolation, a lack of focus, and a deep longing for the intimacy we had built together.

These photos reflect my current emotional and spiritual state as I attempt to navigate a world in which I struggle to feel like a real person.

I hope to see him again soon.

6x4.5 film photographs