This project started out as a fledgling idea to exemplify the alienation I felt as a commuter student working close to full-time. I couldn’t really get too far into the whole college community thing and it felt alienating in a way to be walking down the sidewalks that line campus and be among others but not of them. I would often walk down the sidewalk as if there was no one there, often plugged into my music and further alienating myself. The idea came to me as I tried to understand this feeling I had since I started attending MSU. The visual metaphor was that even when I was walking around during the day with hundreds of people around, it felt as if I was walking at night.

Sinjin Delmore is a photographer at the Standard. A full portfolio can be seen at