This collection of work is from multiple series, shot while traveling and living in the west coast, meeting amazing individuals, grieving my first love to addiction and finding love again.
Due to my work, travel used to be a constant. This aided the creation of several bodies of work filled with inspirations, chance encounters and character defining interactions. While my work is soul searching in its’ own right, it is also therapeutic and cathartic. Some photos defining each step of my grieving process but also narrating a journey into a new chapter of my life.
At the same time it is an ode to the ever wandering being. We wander to find ourselves, we wander to find the individuals who become our family and we wander to experience the essence of the flora that creates the world around us. This life and world are temporary and fleeting but the desire to find oneself and create connections is universal and unyielding. Taking it all in while we exist is how we remember that we are alive and I do so by photographing the world around me. www.emilyporterphotograph.com