Grief, 2018

This series depicts my own experience with grief as well as my mom's. Photography has been a strong outlet for me since I was 14 and this series was extremely cathartic to photograph. After losing my dad when I was 16, photography helped me make sense of many things and continues to be a strong passion of mine. Through vulnerability I was able to capture what grief looks and feels like. Just like photography for me, music works the same way for my mom. Music is what brought my parents together and to this day she continues to put her thoughts and emotions into lyrics. Grief isn't something that comes and goes, but it's a continual lifelong emotion. It doesn't mean constant sadness, but it's the repetitive feeling of something missing. You learn how to adapt through surrounding yourself with the people you love, actively making choices to bring happiness and sticking with your passions even when the world feels like a dark place. 

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