‘Goodbye, Sara’ was shot in the midst of a disturbing conversation Sara and I had, where she revealed the experience of rape from a previous relationship; a relationship that had her ambivalent and heavy hearted ever since it ended.
We spoke of the emotional barriers this had caused, and the barriers in general that often keeps us from letting go.
I told Sara about the effect the conversation was having on me, and asked her if I could photograph her while the emotional fog of the conversation was still alive and in the room. she said yes.
I asked her to try to not hide, but illuminate the damaged version of herself for as long as she could, and wear her scars with a somewhat majestic pride.
I found a few red bulbs, grabbed my camera and it took off from there.