What Remains

What Remains is a series about leaving things behind.

Whether it is a partner who leaves unexpectedly, a young woman leaving childhood for marriage, a brother going off to the army, or a young girl abandoned and forgotten about in her room, leaving or being left behind can be a painful and traumatic experience but can also create space in your life for something more brilliant.

Photographed in the small town of Hillsville, Virginia, it is poignant that many of these photographs were taken inside a notorious murder house which now stands in a state of disrepair and abandonment.  Peeling wallpaper and holes in the floor are what remains of what was once the most grandiose house in this small town.

The birdcage that features in all of the images is a metaphor for leaving, and both freedom and entrapment.