Photoshoot: The Face of Grief

Every once in a while you come across something that physically stops you in your tracks.

Something that knocks the wind out of you.

Something that resonates with you.

I was playing on the internet today at lunch when I came across this Stefano Galuzzi photoshoot from the 2010 Spring/Summer issue of Grey magazine.

The model, the stunning Georgina Stojiljkovic, looks absolutely devastated.

Tortured.

Empty.

Alone.

These images depict exactly what I feel like every day.

My relationship with the love of my life ended on June 1st, 2010. With each passing day it becomes a little easier to move forward. To let go.

I continue to live my life. I work. I spend time with the people that love and care about me.  I focus on the things that bring me joy.

But this is what I feel like.

Note: much time has now passed and I no longer feel the same overwhelming sense of grief that I did at this point in my life.  But the images are still just as haunting today!

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Grief and emptiness…

“Better never to have met you in my dream
than to wake and reach for hands that are not there.”
– Otomo No Yakamochi

 

 

Photoshoot Details
Model: Georgina Stojiljkovic
Photographer: Stefano Galuzzi
Stylist: Roxane Danse
Grey magazine, Spring 2010

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  • Beautifully Invisible July 15, 2010, 10:43 AM

    Thank you so much for your comment. That is very kind of you!

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  • Fourinchheelz July 12, 2010, 7:44 PM

    this post was so visually painful that i didn't even read what your wrote at first. and then i did. and now i want to say, that you are brave, and strong and talented. and you will thrive, i promise.

    "everyone breaks, and afterwards, many are stronger in the broken places."

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  • Beautifully Invisible July 10, 2010, 11:18 AM

    I'm trying, I'm trying. One day at a time, as they say. 🙂 Thank you!

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  • fashion butter July 10, 2010, 4:59 AM

    Oh wow! Those are very raw and striking photos. Hang in there, honey!

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