I began this project because 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 perhaps 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 following the same themes. For now, you can view the trailer that also serves as a trailer for the project as a whole.

My goal for this project was to show 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 want to invoke these feelings in whoever’s watching–– even though it’s not them or their space, I hope it can still feel personal. I aimed to better understand myself and my growth and I feel that understanding 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 AND PHOTOS + VIDEOS SHOT, EDITED, AND ART DIRECTED BY JOSEFINE CARDONI.

SPECIAL THANK YOU TO: MOM & DAD, 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.