Alone, Not Lonely

Even where we are surrounded by people and friends, photographers are observers, and often separated from what we see in front of us.

But there is a world of difference between the negative state of being isolated, and the positive and constructive state of engagement with oneself. The state of being alone where you are your own wonderful and sufficient companion.
In an increasingly connected and distracting world, I appreciate the people that can find moments of pause and reflection to ruminate on their own thoughts, study their surroundings, and otherwise simply be comfortable in the moment. That is what this collection (and a lot of my other work) is about; finding peace and interest in whatever your surroundings are, whatever your physical state may be, and whoever may or may not be around to witness it with you.

“The camera is an excuse to be someplace you otherwise don’t belong. It gives me both a point of connection and a point of separation.”
Susan Meiselas