Project Statement: Still...

Love cannot be defined. It is both an essential part of the human experience as well as an entirely personal one. It mutates through time and our relationships with different people. It unites and divides us. The Still project is a story that started with a kiss that never actually happened. Yet, is replayed over and over again in my mind. Even now, decades after standing on that street corner in a rainy city neither of us has been to for years. Watching her walk away for what I thought was the last time.

It is an attempt to answer a question she has never asked me but, hovers in the background of all of our conversations. Still… 

This is the second in an ongoing series of photographic short stories that explore the deeply personal space between what is known and what is felt: a study of mental illness.

Text is from the short story ”Concerning the Sound of a Train Whistle in the Night or On the Efficacy of Fiction” by Murakami Haruki, Feb 1995. 
Translated by Michael Emmerich.
Read by Keiko Furuhashi.

Background music:
The Boats - Le Yachting
from Erik Satie et les Nouveaux Jeunes
Arbouse Recordings 

All Images ©Philip LePage 2018