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Essay 53 • Jun 8th 2016

Photography has been my escape from reality since my teenage years. Whenever life has been difficult, I could manipulate reality by stuffing it all into a small frame to make myself feel a bit more in control. Nothing could have prepared me for the loneliness of the transition from young adulthood to being a cog in the machine that is late stage capitalism. 

This series is an attempt for me to express the feelings of loneliness I had during this period and the photographic therapy that has allowed me to feel passionate towards my surrounding environment of suburban New England.

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Ross McLaughlin

As for a bio, I’m a 24 year-old self taught photographer who resides in Boston, Massachusetts. I originally come from New Hampshire. I’ve been shooting since I was a teenager and am considering studying photography in graduate school. I don’t have much more to add!