Ilona Ru

It is what it is

IT IS WHAT IT IS 

The photographs in this project vary from still-lifes to landscapes,
and were shot in New York—where I live now—and in California
(where my partner lives at the moment).
These photos are traces of the time we spent together and apart.
Loneliness, absence, and a feeling of missing an important piece
of your life define this body of work.

I use a subtle, muted color pallet to represent melancholia and nostalgia, and to translate the feeling of missing someone,
and of being alone. 

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