Kenwood Avenue by Adam J. Long

Issue 65

As I walk to my front door I ask my neighbor how he is doing. He responds with "fine, how are you?" I tell him that things are great… But things are not great, and things with him are not fine. Realistically, I know that being honest means that I will be imposing and moreover, I will be exposed. If I am honest with myself I know I don't have enough time for everyone, and furthermore, there's something inside of me that doesn't want to be open about myself to others.

The photographs within the Kenwood Avenue series explore this idea: we put up a façade and seem to exist comfortably within our space, yet we are dealing with a variety of things that complicate this veneer. We collectively experience one another in varying degrees of intensity - many relationships barely break the surface of humanity. 

Adam J. Long lives and works in Kansas City, MO
To view more of Adam's work, please visit his website.

You can purchase a print of Hat in Car from Fraction Editions.

 Chris

Chris

 Hat in car

Hat in car

 Desiree

Desiree

 Will

Will

 Andrea

Andrea

 Birdhouse and clothesline

Birdhouse and clothesline

 Ball in lot

Ball in lot

 Ricky and Esther

Ricky and Esther

 Car in snow

Car in snow

 Chris

Chris

 Carpet

Carpet

 Courtney-Layne

Courtney-Layne

 Extension cord and blade

Extension cord and blade

 Shelby and Lloyd

Shelby and Lloyd

 Fork and Plate

Fork and Plate

 Garage in snow

Garage in snow

 Engine

Engine

 Statue and truck

Statue and truck

 Picture in frame

Picture in frame

 Will

Will