Failure to Launch

Photography • 2020

Failure to Launch is a portrait series exposing the fears and fantasies of different characters or tropes. In the first set of portraits, the Handyman plays out his Bob the Builder fantasy but is ripped from such visions when nature strikes. Next, the Academic appears to absorb challenging material with expert ease, only to be exposed as the lazy cheater he truly is. In the third and last set of portraits, the Life of the Party thinks he's the belle of the ball... but honestly, like, no one wants him here.

Special thanks to Jason T. for photography & Hannah S. for emotional support and modeling.