The title of this series refers to the uniquely Portuguese term “saudade” which has been described as “a vague and constant desire for something that does not and probably cannot exist, for something other than the present, a turning towards the past or towards the future; not an active discontent or poignant sadness but an indolent dreaming wistfulness.” (In Portugal, by AFG Bell, 1912.) The photographs are the result of an artist residency I completed in Portugal. I think my predisposition for reveling in melancholy and nostalgia created the mental space for me to make these pictures.