My Beautiful Solitude series shows that traces of beauty exist everywhere around us. The scenes depicted in this series can be found just around the corner in all of our daily lives. Many people may not see the beauty in the ordinary, either being too busy, caught up in their daily hustle, or have simply just not spent the time looking to appreciate the details of everyday ordinary spaces and surrounds. Sometimes all we may need is the time and space to be able to pause to experience them. This series asks the viewer to stop for a few minutes and soak in the details that can go unseen. While they contain the traces of people that have come before, it is the absence of anyone recognisable in the images that allows us to contemplate and appreciate the concept of beautiful solitude. All images are made on medium format film.
Mark Forbes is best known for his considered and atmospheric documentary photography of street scenes, urban landscapes and structures. His approach to photography comes from an underlying fascination with people and their interaction with the environment.