“distance pain” by deanna pizzitelli
Beginning in Iceland and ending in the American Southwest, these images reveal the idyllic nature of travel and found experience. By romanticizing what is far away, this series conveys a kinship with the unknown and a longing to be elsewhere. These subjects are not specific to place or time, but are drawn from popular notions of the ideal: mountains, birds, beautiful women. They are fantasies, and they represent the human tendency to chase perfection. This is Distance Pain, the opposite of homesick—a sickness for the far away.