Millions of people side by side on metros, in supermarkets, on the streets – we have never before been so physically close to each other in history. Yet it all feels a bit strange. Like our minds cannot get as close to each other as we would want them to. Like there’s nobody that really knows us.
As living creatures, we are wired for empathy and connection. Our ancestors lived in tribes, and depended on each other for survival. Now, in our highly individualistic modern societies, everyone's for themselves. This affects our ability to connect.
There’s so much more to relationships – deep down we can feel it. But somehow we’re lacking the words that could penetrate our shells.
This collection of photographs captures the difficulties of connecting in a modern world that is characterized by physical proximity and emotional distance.