SERIES | Isolation

  • INTRODUCTION
     
    The world is passing by and this individual feels separated from it all. However, this person has made a conscious decision to be isolated because of negative past experiences. Hence, the all black outfit, hood over his head, sort of staring into space oblivious to the activity going on around him.
     
    I feel like this is an important subject to address because I’ve heard about so many dealing with the type of depression that originates from isolation.
     
    When you extend your heart to certain people and it’s bruised or broken in the process, a natural tendency is to protect yourself. A wall is put in place. When you meet new people, it’s hard to trust them and eventually extent your heart towards them.
     
    It’s been a challenge to put these words into visual scenes, but lighting is important to me. I decided to photograph all the scenes at night because the individual is essentially hiding from everyone.
     
    Perhaps, including himself.
     
    Eric Christopher Jackson
  • IGNORE
     
    What happens when you turn your
    back on the World?
     
     
     
  • TIME FLIES
     
    While you stand still, they move on.
     
     
     
  • ISOLATED
     
    My prison.
    My home.
    My burial.
     
     
     
  • CAPTURED
     
    Surrounded by light.
    Hidden in darkness.
     
     
     
  • NO ESCAPE
     
    Emerge from the shadows to face the light
    only to find the darkness is me.
     
     
     
  • EMPTY
     
    Against the night sky
    I try to fly
    Away from all the
    Empty space
    Inside.
     
     
     
  • HOPELESS
     
    Is it a pit of despair
    A restless hope
     
    Unspoken dreams
    That are broken
    And have left me
     
    Hopeless
     
     
     
  • WALK
     
    Why keep going
    Why keep walking
    Why keep dreaming
     
    Because I have
    No place else
    To go