Trace and absence

Selfportraits and portraits of empty places.

In this series I explore the differences in being alone and being lonely. Is it accepted to be alone? Why do I get so many questions and comments of the sort "You look so lonely in that picture"? Is it the viewer that is right? Is it like this because of the focus on being lonely is more appealing to our self consciousness? Is it unconfortable to find out that someone is choosing to be alone? 

I have not always been good at making time for my selves, maby in fear of being labeled as unsocial. Yet I have always needed to make room for time on my own. As I have grown confidence in that fact, it feels good to explore this theme visually.