Ghost Town

handmade black & white film photo book, 2015 

In Ghost Town, I explore the emotions that correspond with small-town life. Although remote areas like my hometown of Sag Harbor, New York, can be beautiful and charming, the quietness can quickly lead to a sense of alienation. This is especially true during the fall, when the days become shorter, weekend crowds become fewer, and nights become longer. This photo book depicts the sense of loneliness that many small-town dwellers have experienced. The photographs were shot in Sag Harbor at night, the time for reflection and solitude. These feelings are expressed through both the emotion of my subject and the desertedness of her surroundings.