What Lies Between Us
In the past year I would say that many of my relationships have changed significantly, and I have not taken the time to understand how these changes have affected me. Recently, however, I have become interested in how these changing relationships have come to define me. These images are my way of interpreting my relationships and feelings towards my friends and family, who I feel are exceptionally important to me, but who have, in my eyes, taken on new roles. I decided to accomplish this through an exploration of space. For the most part, I chose empty spaces that would allow me to use very specific light, color and object placement to interpret my feelings. Without placing the figures directly in the image I was given a sense of freedom in how I chose to portray that relationship. I was free to shoot when I felt I saw a small moment that reminded me of my feelings or of that person. I did not have to stick to a schedule. I was able to explore my emotions freely and I was able to gain a better understanding, not only of where I stand with those in my life but also, of myself.