My lyrical essay represents what it is like to be a high school student with a substance abuse problem. In my interview, I learned that it can make one feel very isolated, despite efforts to feel otherwise.
My photo has three chairs, one of which has a jacket and seems occupied, while the other two are empty. I chose this to represent the isolation felt in my chosen quote. My quote reads “Maybe if you sink enough, or drink enough, you won’t feel so alone.”. I chose this quote to inspire my photography because it is the closing line of my essay, and is a good summary of the essay. Having three chairs in my photo represents the feeling not so alone, while only having one occupied keeps the initial feeling of isolation since the theme of my essay is the loneliness and isolation that go along with substance abuse.