A Palpable Purgatory

The concept of purgatory is often understood as a state of being between heaven and hell. My photography project, 'Palpable Purgatory,' aims to explore this idea through the lens of the modern world. I capture images of places and spaces that seem to be stuck in a state of limbo, trapped between the past and the future, the natural and the man-made, the beautiful and the grotesque. From abandoned buildings, to forgotten landscapes, and manmade relics of a life that once was, my photographs aim to give a visual representation of the complexities and contradictions of the human experience. I aim to capture the final remaining physical relics of someone’s existence. Through this project, I hope to encourage viewers to question their own perceptions of the world around them and to consider the idea that purgatory can exist not just in the afterlife, but in our everyday lives.