Model: Leilani Valentine
Photographer: Thomas H P Jerusalem, MUTE Photography
Leilani Valentine, alone for two weeks since her team ventured off for provisions, grapples with unease, regret, and the isolation of an increasingly harsh environment. As she battles the fears of their potential non-return, lingering losses, and her part in choosing to be there, she clings to the reassurance given by a team member, Julian. He told her there was enough food and urged not to search for them if they did not return before it ran out, rather to move on. Resilient and hopeful, Valentine is resolved to weather the situation until its end.