Silence of Solitary Daydreaming



Artist Rebecca Lee uses Silence of Solitary Daydreaming to explore how certain factors can create strong nostalgic experiences.


Written & Photographed by
Rebecca Lee



My imagery explores how I understand interpretations of past experiences and traumas and how I redefine those memories into a photograph: colorful and often simplistic. I photograph my observations and spaces of everyday life, while depicting unique narratives. Using the format of a photo book as the primary source for my work allows me to have more control over how nuances and subtle repetitions are realized.

Silence of Solitary Daydreaming is a series of twelve small photo books created every month for a year, only using the photographs taken within that month. The title, Silence of Solitary Daydreaming, is inspired by Gaston Bachelard’s The Poetics of Space. These images function in small sets (by month) to showcase subtle changes of how time and physical repetition creates strong nostalgic experiences. Through the progression of each book in the series, we notice how the time of year plays an important role in discovering the reminiscent qualities of the paired imagery. You are faced with a memory of your own.



March 2018

September 2018

June 2018

June 2018

July 2018

September 2018

October 2018

May 2018

October 2018

July 2018

June 2018

June 2018



Rebecca Lee is a Connecticut-based emerging artist working across the media of photography and photo books. Find more of her artwork through her website at rebeccaleeart.com and follow her on instagram @boomitsbecc.