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Editorial | ISABELLA PAPAGIANNIS

Nostalgia of 

Physical Touch

Art Direction | ISABELLA PAPAGIANNIS

Photography | HUNTER MCNEIL

Videography | KATERINA ZOUMBOULAKIS

MUA | CAROLINE LEVIN

Set Assistants | SAM CASS & JESSI HAMILTON

Models | JEHIEL DOUGLAS, LENIQUE JERVIS, JULIUS RODRIGO, SARAH RUEST

Touch is something we as human beings need. From the moment we’re born we find comfort and safety within it, and throughout our lives it continues to be fundamental in the ways we express ourselves. When you’re able to intimately exist alongside your own group of people is when we often find ourselves most comfortable. Meeting people you feel an innate connection to is a beautiful part of the human experience and it’s a gift we often take for granted. It’s when we become physically isolated from these same people we remember just how important their presence was to our lives. “Nostalgia for Physical Touch'' is a visual editorial with the intention of representing people craving touch in different ways while being in isolation.

 

In March of 2020, the coronavirus pandemic erupted and the entire world became completely still. Our lives completely shifted and the people we once surrounded ourselves with were now completely physically isolated from us. The feeling of being so distant but close to someone, feeling their presence but being unable to touch them became something I couldn't help but feel on a daily basis. Through both production and the final product, “Nostalgia for Physical Touch” intends to present how the pandemic has affected touch and the ways we continue to miss it.