Home Away From Home (San Francisco), 2016
B&W 35mm Film
Home Away from Home (San Francisco) is a series about homesickness. I want to show my connection and relationship with a new environment and trying to find comfort in it. It is not easy being away from home, it is even harder to try and find a connection in a new city. In order for me to be more familiar with a new environment, I decided to go on a walk everyday and document my experiences and new discoveries.
In this series, I wanted to capture the feeling of loneliness and how trapped and lost I felt. I took part of the photos in San Francisco, where I lived for a year and in Toronto, where I lived for 3 years prior. This was my first time experiment with a film camera, developing and printing them on my own in a dark room.