Karen Jerzyk is a Boston, Massachusetts-based photographer and the author of a photography series called The Lonely Astronaut.
Her project began a couple of years ago, when she bought an authentic vintage high-altitude space suit and have traveled with it for thousands of miles around the world taking photos of different people in it. Karen sometimes feels like she is traversing Earth alone, with nobody to understands her, except her buddy, the Lonely Astronaut.
“This series is a combination of my love for exploring and the anxiety I get from being around other people,” photographer reveals. “I’ve felt extremely lonely the past few years, I’m constantly awkward, and I never really feel like I belong in any given situation (especially social situations).”
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