I’ve become increasingly interested in the concept of collective emotion–– specifically at a time like now, where I, along with many of my friends and peers are in a hugely transitionary stage in our lives.

I struggled to explain or visualize these emotions we all experience in relation to nostalgia and growth; this intimate feeling of a contradictory jumble of confusion, comfort, longing, apprehension, etc... On top of our realizations of how fleeting moments are–– seemingly now more than ever.

So, I reached out to people asking if they’d be willing to let me shoot and interview them about a space or object that’s been largely significant in their life. This project follows 8 people through their stories of a space that means something to them. They’re documented through digital and analog photo and video, housed on this web platform, and accompanied by a short film that serves as a trailer and general introduction to the project.

My goal for this was to emphasize the ephemeral nature of life–– the moments where it feels like the time to move on, but still needing to find comfort in your past to go forward. I hope to invoke these feelings in whoever’s watching–– even though it’s not you or your space, I hope it can still feel personal. While aiming to better understand myself and my growth, I realized that examining these intimate parts of others allows us understand ourselves better as well.




YOU FORGOT SOME THINGS LAST TIME YOU WERE HOME IS AN UNDERGRADUATE BFA THESIS PROJECT BY JOSEFINE CARDONI.
WEB/GRAPHIC DESIGN, PHOTOS, VIDEOS DIRECTED, SHOT, AND EDITED BY JOSEFINE CARDONI.

SPECIAL THANK YOU TO MOM & DAD, MY THESIS PROFESSOR, FRANK FRANCA, AND EVERY PERSON WHO WAS FEATURED IN THIS PROJECT: HANNAH, RACHEL, ANGIE, JOHN, AUDREY, JULIANNA, CAMI, TARA, MILES, HANNAH, ALEX, ALEXIS, TARA, AND MORE.