The journey in life from childhood to adulthood is a process filled with awkward growth, unwanted responsibilities, and transitional milestones. Whether we are prepared for these changes or not, they come regardless of any reservations we have about the process of growing up. As we enter our early adult lives, we are jilted from our comfort zones, now yet knowing quite how to weave in and out of the intricacies of the strings attached to becoming an adult. Living alone, paying bills, and generally taking care of ourselves present themselves as foreign tasks that beg to be treated as to-do lists whose boxes we must check off if we wish to succeed. Intended to be viewed in its original book form, “In the Spirit of American Youth” depicts the attempt to cope with these foreign and uncomfortable situations we are presented with on a daily basis. Following a group of young adults making their life transitions, this series does not act as a guidebook, but is meant to embrace the vulnerabilities present throughout this journey on which everyone must embark.
To all those who have left a void in their absence, whether through death or through unanswered letters that were never sent.
“Loss; Remembered” is a photographic essay exploring the many ways that loss can overtake and manifest itself in various individuals’ lives. Loss is fragile and leaves the untouched scathed; remembering loss after wounds have healed becomes the new constant.