The idea behind Carissa Sindon's photography project, SEEN, is exploring how easy it is for people to pass each other without even noticing one another.
"When we walk down the street, we miss each other," Sindon said. "We don't pay attention, and we don't really care. Well, everybody has a story. Everybody is going through something."
Sindon's portraits, (which we wrote about in our April 29 edition), feature people standing in an alleyway and holding something important to them. She took pictures of a cross-section of residents, including a boy scout, a Shriner, three transgender women, a yoga instructor and a father.
To accompany her photos, each of her subjects had to finish the following statements: "I WAS ____," "I AM ____" and "I HOPE TO BE ____."
One subject said, "I WAS unbalanced." Another said, "I AM alive on the road." Another said, "I HOPE TO BE a fabricator. I hope to make beautiful and useful things."
Sindon received a grant from the Boise City Department of Arts and History to complete the project and the exhibition will hang at Evermore Prints (780 W. Main St.) through the month of August. First Thursday marks the opening of the show, 5-9 p.m. Beer and wine will be served.