From the Artist: This past year, the news of illness and death created an extreme sense of isolation and fear. As the days wore on, and the number of deaths grew, I could feel myself retreating into a darker vision of the world. As a photographer, I turned to the creative process that has always allowed me to visually express the emotions that are harder to put into words. These images grew from a sense of not wanting to retreat further into the isolated abyss I saw in front me. The self-portraits capture my struggle to stay connected, to fight my fears and the sense of darkness and chaos that permeated every moment on the news, the conversations of the day, the endless media posts and thoughts swirling in my mind. The photos aren’t “pretty” but they capture the sense of dislocated lives. “Fear” was shot with an iPhone along with post processing to enhance the lighting and tone to capture a raw portrayal of my current state.