the thought process behind the series of photographs titled ‘may the circle remain unbroken’, a meditation on love, yearning, loneliness and ennui.


For this project, I knew what I wanted to do as I felt that it played more towards my artistic strengths – photography and the narrative element. As such, I utilised more of a moodboard to focus on certain themes.

Instead of scribbling down thoughts or writing down phrases that would trigger an inspiration, I studied my own body of work, notebooks and referenced them to how certain photographers had had an influence on me.

With regards to the overall aesthetics and narrative decisions behind the photographs, I focused onto the topics of loneliness and love.

The feelings I had when I was in Tokyo, a sense of isolation in an urban environment. When the silence feels deafening and the void of loneliness feels ever-present in a room full of people.

May The Circle Remain Unbroken

May The Circle Remain Unbroken is a narrative audio-visual journey regarding a meditation on love, yearning, loneliness and ennui in my life. These are fragmented memories in a journey that has no apparent beginning or end.



These are 1:1 excerpts from a diary I had while on assignment in Tokyo. It contained scribbles, graphic illustrations, mental notes, shopping lists and depressing things that deserved a place on a page.

Erina was a woman I had a relationship with during my short stint abroad.