“Out, out, brief candle!
Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more; it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
–William Shakespeare, Macbeth
It is what Friedrich Nietzsche called ‘the most difficult thought’: that life may indeed be purposeless. If nothingness prevails, how then does one cope with the anguish of reality? Is survival possible?
In an absurd world, there can be no answers or solutions. Passion is itself meaningless. Futility hangs like a shroud, clinging to our bodies.
Photographer: Moses Lee
Model: Ebanie Griffith
HMUA: Mariah Becerra
Stylists: Erin Kuykendall, Melina Perez
Assistants: Christine Rafie, Ashley Magenheimer, Madi Gordon, Gioia Caponera
Clothing provided by Friends and Neighbors