© Emily Porter
This photograph is from a new series I am working on that is inspired by the book "Spook" by Mary Roach, which is about science tackling the afterlife. Highly recommend reading this book! Reading this novel helped me through the death of my best friend as well as a family member. After reading, I started wondering...energy....defined as a person's spirit or vigor....where does it go when we are not in our bodies anymore? Energy can never be extinguished so it has to go somewhere. Through these series of photographs I try to capture the energy, if you will, by taking long exposures of people doing mundane everyday tasks.