Isolation Station

Essay 446 • May 27th 2020

I’ve lost all track of time lately, but this involuntary slowdown has given me a chance to reflect. To better appreciate. At-home limitations have made me push harder and try new techniques. I’ve found myself dreaming up amusing scenarios using simply what I have available to me. It’s a challenge, but also a liberation.

While shooting this series I often felt like a kid on summer break. I could play around and transform myself however I wanted. If my plans weren’t working out, I could always move on to the next idea. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

I prefer to be behind the camera, but I’m grateful I had this time to experiment with my own face. Keep an open mind. Keep playing.


Jason Travis is a photographer, designer, illustrator, and musician based in Los Angeles. His work has been featured by CNN, USA Today, Gizmodo, BuzzFeed, BOOOOOOOM, and many more. He’s allergic to cats, carrots, and will forever love the 90s. He is currently TPJ’s Photographer-in-Residence.
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Check out Jason’s other TPJ photo essays:
Suburban Youth
Mind Glow
Vanished Spirits
Ellissa & Harry
Alley Cat
Flowers or Fruit