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"Another November" Beautifully Represents the Stages of Heartbreak (Slightly NSFW)

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Paris-based photographer Laura Stevens created a stunning narrative portrait series entitled “Another November,” which explores the stages of heartbreak at the conclusion of a long-term relationship. The series portrays the “gradual emotional and circumstantial stages…along the well-trodden track of the broken-hearted."

Rather than shooting a series of self-portraits, Stevens enlisted the help of friends and acquaintances to represent this loss of love, photographing them in their homes in Paris. Photographing each subject in isolation; disconnected from the material setting around them, Stevens focused on the confusion, listlessness, and frustration that comes with heartbreak.

Through this separation-using a variety of subjects to represent her own experiences-Stevens was better able to process this change: “By constructing images of the evolving chapters, I was allowed a vantage point from which to view the changes occurring in me, from feelings of pain, confusion and loneliness towards the reconstruction of my identity as an individual.”

“Another November” documents the transitional period between loss and reconstruction of identity. It serves, Stevens remarks, as “a reminder that time, the arranger of all things, moves only in one direction.”

In addition to her personal projects, Stevens contributes to such press publications as Le Monde, Forbes, and The Washington Post.  You can find more of Stevens’ work on her website.

Images courtesy of Laura Stevens, used with permission.

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7 Comments

Valdemar Hemlin's picture

Love it

Anonymous's picture

The pictures are great but I hate to see people sulking. The best way to get over the last one is to get on top of the next one.

Andrew Yianne's picture

Beautifully constructed story, very meaningful.

scott corless's picture

Great stuff - not sure why so many models, as they must have had to act out the heartbreak ? Or did I miss something here. What a great concept, though

Jennifer Kelley's picture

LOVE it!!! It's something we can all relate to without going over the top and looking cheesy.

Adam Bender's picture

Cool.

Thaddeous Jordan's picture

Very nice work - beautiful.