Seeking Home: A Personal Journey of Discovery and Connection
A few years ago I left my hometown. But I noticed that I didn’t feel at ease or welcomed in the new neighborhood. I would often get stared at while doing normal household things like throwing away the trash.
I feel like an outsider.
I started to think as to what my home could be, so I looked up what the definition of home is.
By asking myself questions as to what home means to me, I started to think of my family and the people closest to me. I started thinking about the place I grew up on and the island my parents were born on as we often visited it and a big part of my family still lives there.
The way the project is shot, is to go through my safe spaces, what I consider my peace and my home. By using a black cloth I create a “black void” in the images. By creating the voids I “remove myself” in the image and give the viewers a chance to position themselves in my position. That way they can imagine their own “home”.
By mixing the images with written text, I want people to not only be able to visibly connect with the images. But also be able to connect with the written aspect of a search for “home”.
©Luchandro Franca 2024