Awaken

Ghost towns scatter the Sicilian landscape, left abandoned and forgotten for years. Often fleeing due to a lack of water and resources or from natural disasters such as flooding or earthquakes, the locals have left behind the shells of their past lives.

Awaken was produced after stumbling across a series of empty houses during a trip to Sicily in the summer of 2016. The quantity of ruins struck me and I noticed that what was left of these buildings still held character. Lighting them captures this essence and restores some of the life they once held.