I edited away the books from stock images of everyday life. The project “Removed Words” aims to showcase our disconnected isolation when focused on the written word.
I was inspired by a chance encounter in a Vancouver cafe. The family sitting next to me at Revolver Coffee in Vancouver, BC was so disconnected from one another. Not much talking. Father and two daughters have their books out. Mom doesn’t have one or chooses to leave it put away. She stares out the window, sad and alone in the company of her family. Dad looks up every so often to announce some obscure passage he read.