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Paul James

I am at the end of my first year in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Now that I’m home, I split time between my parents in Massachusetts, but I am originally from Bregenz, Austria and grew up both there and in the United States.

 

About my collection

This photo project grew out of a collection I was putting together while in London over spring break. Most of my photography in London revolved around scenes of city life, and I actively sought out people in interesting situations, wearing unusual clothes or engaged in an activity that suggested something more about them. When I was told to pack up and leave first London and then my university campus, I wanted to show how my surroundings have changed. Without people around town and mostly staying inside my own house, continuing to photograph has been an interesting challenge. I also realized that photography gave me an excuse to take a couple hours a week and leave the house, trying to carve out my own time and space now that there is so little. The photographs are accompanied by outtakes from a journal I have kept throughout this process.

 
Farm Implements 3/21/2020
Farm Implements 3/21/2020

I made it out of the house to drive and take some pictures. Abandoning people as my normal subjects, I found a yard of old farm implements and spent an hour driving through backwoods New Hampshire without a destination in mind.

Self-Portrait 3/21/2020
Self-Portrait 3/21/2020

I made it out of the house to drive and take some pictures. Abandoning people as my normal subjects, I found a yard of old farm implements and spent an hour driving through backwoods New Hampshire without a destination in mind.

Rockport Day trip, 5/12/2020
Rockport Day trip, 5/12/2020

I went out today with my mother and brother again, this time for the afternoon. In Rockport, the town was mostly shut down and though half the people out were wearing masks, there were many taking advantage of the good weather.

Farm Implements 3/21/2020
Farm Implements 3/21/2020

I made it out of the house to drive and take some pictures. Abandoning people as my normal subjects, I found a yard of old farm implements and spent an hour driving through backwoods New Hampshire without a destination in mind.

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