What makes something beautiful is always left to the individual, but what makes a photo great is entirely different.
The strongest pieces don’t inspire happy feelings, but rather force you to question what is happening. To go a step further the question must be based on your own self reflection, and not the piece in front of you.
To me, that is what makes a strong piece, and there is nothing that brings out those feelings better than photographed alienation. Provocative loneliness speaks to everyone, because it’s what we all fear.
As the cultural shift toward emphasized storytelling continues, explore your own alienated self, because you could be surprised by what you find.
Image collaboration with Paige Hogan