Kenwood Avenue by Adam J. Long
As I walk to my front door I ask my neighbor how he is doing. He responds with "fine, how are you?" I tell him that things are great… But things are not great, and things with him are not fine. Realistically, I know that being honest means that I will be imposing and moreover, I will be exposed. If I am honest with myself I know I don't have enough time for everyone, and furthermore, there's something inside of me that doesn't want to be open about myself to others.
The photographs within the Kenwood Avenue series explore this idea: we put up a façade and seem to exist comfortably within our space, yet we are dealing with a variety of things that complicate this veneer. We collectively experience one another in varying degrees of intensity - many relationships barely break the surface of humanity.
Adam J. Long lives and works in Kansas City, MO
To view more of Adam's work, please visit his website.
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