/ˈɪntɪməsi/ follows in the footsteps of photographers’ exploration and depiction of intimacy as they have punctuated photographic history, spanning from amateur snapshots to fine art photographs. This same interest in the subject of the intimate informs my practice. My work specifically engages with the distances between people, or alternatively the absence of those spaces. Drawing upon Edward T. Hall’s study of proxemics , I attempt to understand the notions of intimacy and intimate private spaces through photography. Where before photographs of other individuals served as the point of departure, the inability to make contact with loved ones during the 2020 lockdown procedure, led to the use of my own body within my photographs. In multiple series, I use my body as a subject, in an attempt to reimagine intimate spaces that individuals would have shared with others had it not been for a global system of lockdwns. In recreating intimate spaces such as the bed or bathroom spaces, and placing myself in relation to their emptiness, there is an exploration of how our proxemic realms have been influenced by regulations instilled by the coronavirus pandemic. My work serves as a reflection on the current situation we find ourselves in, and an outlet to the feelings of loss and loneliness we might be experiencing. It is in the performances within these recreated intimate spaces and the capturing of those intimate moments themselves that my work manifests itself.