Left Behind is an ongoing project that started in 2013, when Isabella Stahl (b. 1984) returned to the rural north of Sweden where she grew up. It mainly takes place in the village Järvsö and it’s surroundings. In the series she revisits her memories of living in the small village as a child, and analyze the desire to find purpose in ordinary everyday life. Stahl chose to work with specific, mundane moments to show a deeper understanding in how time and memory influence our feelings. She photographs the people and the beauty of the landscape as she’s exploring with light and pale colors, to create a romantic but yet moody idyll.
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Isabella Stahl was born in northern Sweden in 1984. She studied photography at the island Gotland in Sweden, and moved to New York in 2012 to continue her studies at the International Center of Photography. She graduated in 2013 and is now freelancing as well as working on her own long-term photographic art projects. She has exhibited at galleries such as Visby Art Museum, Photoville and Greenpoint Gallery and her work has been featured in publications such as Contributor Magazine, GUP Magazine and Girls on Film. She is represented by Kasher|Potamkin Gallery in Chelsea, New York.