Loneliness haunts us as humans. We yearn for contact; we are pack animals at our cores. Abandonment and has always scared us, and we fear ending up alone without that being our intent. I’m one of the lucky ones who has never had this happen to me, but it still haunts me, scares me, and shocks me back to the fragile reality that we all live in. What happens to us when we are alone, when we are forgotten? What happens to us when we are abandoned and left behind? This series is my attempt to sit with these fears, to live with these feelings of loneliness and loss, and to begin to be comfortable being alone.
All of these images were shot with my Mamiya 6 MF camera on Kodak Portra 400 film. They were printed on Fuji Crystal Archive paper. These were straight prints from the color darkroom, with no significant manipulation. This was a final project for PHOT 494 - Experimental Color Photography at Montana State University