neon texts

Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.
10

Film Photo Series: This Must Be the Place by Scott Williams

Neon & Night come together in these moody double exposures:

  • Camera: Canon EOS 3
  • Film: Cinestill 800T
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia

Scott on this Series:

“An ongoing series of mine titled “This Must Be the Place”, has a focus on the night-time through double exposure portraits of friends and fellow photographers with neon signs. Being able to combine two separate moments into one has mostly unlimited potential for composition as well as the ability to at times create openly interpretive stories. I am heavily inspired by cinema which is one of main motives for shooting with Cinestill 800T as I often want to create that cinematic vibe in my images. With the night time, I am incredibly drawn to the dramatic lighting visible during the night through brightly lit store fronts, empty streets and finally, glowing neon signs. I do various amounts of research to discover unique and hidden neon signs in the Melbourne area which has oddly at the same time sparked a weird hobby for myself as I’m often on the lookout for interesting neon signs both day and night. In a rather ironic fashion, I’m actually quite afraid of the dark which I find pretty funny as I’m usually out very late.”

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Looking back, I can’t remember the truth. I blew everything out of proportion so I could feel the hurt and betrayal and write about it in vivid detail. It was my own method of torture. My own undoing; and I enjoyed every second of it.
—  c.j.n.