isolation is a common feeling for young people to experience, especially considering the huge life changes that occur during one's formative years. Developing one's own morals, values, goals, emotions, and understanding of the word around them while simultaneously navigating a newfound independence can be exciting, but is often accompanied by feelings of melancholy and loneliness. These still lifes and landscape photographs act as tools for examining these common feelings. part of coping with the natural upset and blues of life is embracing those emotions and working through them. These photographs are a way of addressing, expressing, and understanding these lonesome and isolated feelings.