The Photographic Journal


Essay 217 • Nov 6th 2017

In this photo series, we wanted to explore human connection and communication, or lack thereof. How we can be so close to someone physically and so far from him/her emotionally. We achieved this with stills and with moving images/gifs, and by having our models do some musical chairs with each other.



Tamar Levine is an LA-based filmmaker, photographer, and creative director. After receiving a BFA with honors from Art Center College of Design, Tamar went on to create commercials, videos, and photo campaigns for a wide range of fashion, music, and commercial clients including Victoria’s Secret PINK, Urban Decay, Tumblr, Warner Bros Records, Flaunt Magazine, Nylon Magazine, and many more. Her work has won numerous awards including ADC Young Guns, New Exposure by Vogue, Redx & Bottega Veneta, and Communication Arts.


Tramaine Townsend is a photographer, designer, and visual artist. His works explores a minimal approach with calculated production and intensive design. He utilizes these subjects in various mediums for viewers to align it as an experience. One through simple and direct imagery.



Carrie Kravetz (Production Design)
Danielle Felzer (Wardrobe Styling)
Veronica Chanel (Makeup)
Chloe Schlossmann (Makeup)
Jesica Southard (Hair)
Neill Bachand (Lighting)

Location: Sibling Studios

Cassandra Church
Jess Noble
Veronica Chanel
Lee Renee
Derrick Appiah @ Photogenics
Gabriel Mark @ Photogenics