by Maria Sofou
Photographer Laura Stevens has created a series of powerful images that capture the pain of a heartbreak. In her project, Another November, Stevens, motivated by a personal break up story, stages these really intense portraits that reflect the loneliness and the desperation that follow the epilogue of a significant relationship. Through Stevens’ poignant narrative, we catch ourselves looking at something so personal but yet highly relatable. The lonely dinner in a house once shared, the empty moments staring longingly, the falling on the floor – the pain.
The artist herself talks about her project on her site: “Following the ending of a significant relationship in my life, an undoing began. Whilst adjusting to being a single woman, I started to create a photographic narrative based on the experience of losing love; directing other women to portray the gradual emotional and circumstantial stages, along the well-trodden track of the broken-hearted. By constructing images of the evolving chapters, I was allowed a vantage point from which to view the changes occurring in me, from feelings of pain, confusion and loneliness towards the reconstruction of my identity as an individual.”