Mark Rubenstein has spent the last 6 years developing his multi-part series Common Place. A personal testament to the emotional challenges inherent within his “coming of age” narrative – set in a surreal world that uniquely encompasses what it means to grow up and examine life in a new way. The series presents a cast of characters that seem to manifest themselves as one being, uniting to embark on a grand journey.
I am thoroughly enjoying these photographs. I feel that, all at once, they perfectly encapsulate the bittersweet, oftentimes tumultuous transition from childhood to adulthood–those emotional growth spurts, wild highs and lows, and golden moments of triumph.