pandemic at home

Postcards from Home

K.B. Dixon develops an itinerary for his pandemic travels. He finds himself voyaging into the rediscovered territories of his own home.


PHOTOGRAPHS AND TEXT BY K.B. DIXON


The first stop on this pandemically restricted voyage is my office—a place I think of as both sanctuary and cell. “All of humanity’s problems,” writes Blaise Pascal, “stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” This office is where I do most of my sitting quietly alone—but not all of it.

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That is “Brian.” He is a frequent portrait subject. I test eccentric lighting ideas on him. He is easy to work with. He never complains, doesn’t ask for prints, and has two good sides. He is, however, preternaturally aloof. Some may find that off-putting.

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