This work expands a series of photographs of my brothers over the years after our father's death by seeking out settings that evoke atmospheres of abandonment. A consistent intuition towards this mood stems largely from this early experience with death, and has evolved into this larger pursuit. These photographs are intimate yet guarded, and reveal flashes of depth in a gaze or an empty space. Appearances of serenity are contested by an element of anxiety or dereliction. Many of these photographs were taken in France where I moved from New York City in 2009. Photographing in new places such as Roman ruins and German bunkers has added a historical emphasis to my search, and brings new meaning to my grandfather’s accounts of World War II. Now on a new continent, I continue this search for a transcendent quality of disconnection, whether it appears on someone’s face or a scene that I happen upon. Photographing these scenarios allows me to investigate ideas of abandonment, disconnection and isolation on a broader scale, and share these discoveries with other people.