Nia Shannon Jacobs

Homebound

Homebound is a photographic series that explores the concept of capturing the remnants of human traces that still exist within a vacant private space; all of the photographs in this series were taken during the coronavirus pandemic. The house next door to mine has been empty for over three years now. The owner has approached my family and has asked if we could fix the house so that he can start renting it out again. We already had keys for the property so I decided that I wanted to photograph the house in its current state in order to try and photograph any physical traces that had been left behind by previous tenants. Things like objects or stains, to me, show that a past is present within a space, it is physical proof that that space had once been occupied and each object or stain tells its own story and that is what enticed me to make this series.