eyes wide closed,
mind of a million fantasies.
how can i miss something i've never had?
you're breaking my heart.
i'm cooler than you'll ever be.
but why do i feel so empty
when i look at you,
looking at them?
did you know?
i've only ever cried when i felt rage.
never sadness or pity or broken hearts
but the feeling that comes after.
With Letters to No One, I really wanted to touch on some parts of me that I keep secret, locked in my notes, written by me. It’s not that I don’t like these parts of me, but I thought that I could spin them into something more beautiful and artistic. In these “letters” I show internal feelings about a diverse multitude of emotions including love, rage, and confusion. The raw, honest lines I implemented in my photographs are taken from these letters, showing the truths that I often hide. These words are truly meant for no one in particular, but instead my own self at times, as well as a group of people that have weaved in and out of my life: ones who have influenced my art, inspiring or harmful, lovely or unrequited.
Using candles and a film over my lens, I created an atmosphere that is meant for only one person, sacred and in private. I directed the model to dance, creating a natural, personalized stature. I also wanted to bring in the concept of self-reflection and its importance. Even if it’s just writing a couple lines in a journal (or, like me, typing notes in my phone), expressing one’s thoughts truly sets the mind at ease. By creating Letters to No One, I hope that someone viewing it can relate and begin their own routine of self-reflection and understanding.
Modeled by Geneva F