Photographer Col. K. captures the essence of loneliness with his recent series Alone. Human beings, like many other mammals, rely heavily on companionship. But ever so often, companionship renders itself hard to come by. For some, loneliness spurs heartbreak. For others, it births an internal culture of acceptance. Either way, the lonely all have one thing in common, and that is solitude.
“As I was taking a walk I saw many people sitting or standing on their own facing and just staring and gazing at the horizon. I ‘stole’ these pictures without being spotted by the subjects not to disturb their solitude. What is in their mind?”
– Col. K.
Akeem is our founder. A writer, poet, curator and profuse sweater, he is responsible for the curatorial direction and overall voice of Quiet Lunch. The Bronx native has read at venues such as the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, KGB Bar, Lovecraft and SHAG–with works published in Palabra Luminosas and LiVE MAG13. He has also curated solo and group exhibitions at numerous galleries in Chelsea, Harlem, Bushwick and Lower Manhattan.