Escape

2017 - Abandoned Power Plant - NY

"Shivers run up and down my spine

at the same speed that my mind races.

It is a tie for last place.

Every cold chain link

will leave an impression.

I am being branded,

but there is no one to claim me.

Gusting winds give surrounding weak structures

breathe and I feel less alone.

I might have been left here to die."

-Lizz Cacaj

"I wonder why I'm so difficult
At times
I move forward in certain areas
while others remained
untouched
deserted
A home without attention
collecting dust
I get warmth from the nostalgia
but find it harder to breathe
every time I return
Its a bad habit
Guide me
I've simply lost my way
-Miguel Gallardo

"This torture

Puts his mind in far worse

condition than my body.

So I grow kind

as he mistakes

my softness

for something more."

-Lizz Cacaj

"A lust for power

Sits atop the grave

of my hunger for love.

A man made poison,

where water once flowed.

I'm sprinting blindfolded

Through a field of mines

Too focused to notice your absense

Your guidance

I turned around to look

Running backwards...

That's when it happened."

-Miguel Gallardo

Photography by Miguel Gallardo

Model - Lizz Cacaj

Photo Assistants - Luciany German & Amanda Morales

Written by Lizz Cacaj & Miguel Gallardo