© 2019 Michael Bastianelli

Happy Birthday


This series of photographs is about my family and friends during a dark time in my life 2007 to 2009.  I was looking for acceptance in regards to my sexuality.  My father was sent out to war and I was attending college at Purchase SUNY.  My Grandmother Maria Bastianelli passes away in 2009 and everything falls apart.  I start to detach from my family due to a difficult relationship with my ex-boyfriend.