What it means to cultivate a space for your own peace and well-being. Whether it be your social life, intimate relationships or even social media there seems to be an expectation for us to be in a forever engaging exchange with one another. I wanted to look at how important it is to take time for yourself. You don’t owe anyone anything, especially not your time & space. Being alone is often negatively associated, we need to recognise that there’s a huge difference between being lonely and being alone. Everyone works differently, for some, being alone allows for a clearer way of thinking, a deeper connection with their crafts and way of protecting their own energy. This series celebrates those who enjoy their solitude. Those who are quietly working on themselves & those who will returnnn in their own time on their own terms.

Shot & edited by Tarique Kareem Al-Shabazz