The fact of being, is a body of work about the lingering fragments of living with fatherlessness that remain in a life over time. These emotions and experiences often do not fit neatly within popular expectations for those who grow up with an absent father; It is not necessarily always a thing you can or need to move on from, but it is an experience that many people must move on with and incorporate into who they are.
Above is a picture of my own father, the only picture i have of him.
Thank you so much for considering sharing your story. For this project having an absent father and living with fatherlessness can be defined broadly; Through this work I am interested in hearing stories from ANYONE who feels they had to come to terms with their own fatherlessness, whatever that means to you.
If you would like to have your portrait taken or contribute a snapshot of the father that was not or could not be in your life please email any quality of an image, be it a scan or cell phone picture to:
— Kayla Story is an artist using the synergy of photography and paper making to illuminate every day stories that make us who we are.