Laura Stevens – Another November
“Following the ending of a significant relationship in my life, an undoing began. Whilst adjusting to being a single woman, I started to create a photographic narrative based on the experience of losing love; directing other women to portray the gradual emotional and circumstantial stages, along the well-trodden track of the broken-hearted.
By constructing images of the evolving chapters, I was allowed a vantage point from which to view the changes occurring in me, from feelings of pain, confusion and loneliness towards the reconstruction of my identity as an individual.
The series of staged performances by different women, of whom are friends or those I had been drawn to from the street, are enacted to show an intimate moment of adjustment. They are seen isolated, surrounded by textures, colour and empty spaces in a room of their home in Paris.
Another November is situated in a deliberately nostalgic present where memories are constructed and irrevocably discolour, looking back to a past not yet acquainted with loss. Yet, it is a reminder that time, the arranger of all things, moves only in one direction. ”
More images and other interesting projects on www.laurastevens.co.uk. Laura Stevens was born in England in 1977 and she lives between Paris and London. Recently, Another November was awarded with a special distinction in the LensCulture Emerging Talents 2014. She was featured first time on Oitzarisme in 2012 with Us Alone, “a series of couples in their home that examines moments of tension and struggle between men and women who cohabit.” You can like her on Facebook and follow on her tumblr blog.