Breaking up is never easy. Photographer Agathe Karsenti documented the rebuilding phase of her sister Alice on film.
“A few months ago my sister went through a tough break up and got really hurt. I decided to document the process of her rebuilding phase and opening up back to the world after the confusion created by this experience. I always admired my sister’s realness and self confidence. Seeing the hard time she went through was also very difficult for me.
But the rebuilding phase is also a chance to be a little bit selfish by focusing on yourself, listen to our needs, be patient, and let go. I shot her both at home and in nature, among trees and grass. In one period she couldn’t move and confront the “reality”, and she needed to stay in the comfort space of her room to heal. Then she slowly opened up to the world, discovering a new life one breath at the time. Nature is where she feels the most safe, and it was obvious for me that I needed to take her in her loved element to symbolize how she was finding herself again.
The process of healing is long, and it’s probably not over, but being surrounded by people who love you helps to be optimistic and look forward to the next chapter. These pictures are a lid to first loves, which can make you dream, but are also tough to say goodbye to.”
Shot on film with a Pentax analog camera at Paris & Parc de Sceaux, Sceaux
Photographer : Agathe Karsenti
Model : Alice @alicekarsenti