The Eyes Without You is a series of photographs resulting from the photographer's unrequited longing for human connection. Using photography to capture significant moments, it also serves as a method to slow things down and to cope with the everyday life.
The lack of capabilities to write and communicate his thoughts well, serves as a motivation for him to photograph. It is like making visual haikus to him. He finds that one's experience and memory are interconnected and hidden in their consciousness. To capture this "unseen" consciousness by photographing the scenes that are visible, makes the documenting process intriguing.
The collection of images is put together based on visual association to create space for one's imagination, curiosity, engagement and contemplation. Acting as a meditation, this project is a self-discovery journey of the past emotional experiences. It has become a goodbye letter that seems to be telling someone, "Look! This is how I am trying to forget about you!" In an attempt to explore the extraordinary in the mundane cycles of life, perhaps he could find a closure in the face of this fragility of life with a glimmer of hope and humanity.
The Eyes Without You is a final year project in completion for my BA (Hons) Communication Design from The Glasgow School of Arts, Singapore.
This series is printed in a book form other than digital.