Publisher Note

Dining Alone: In the Company of Solitude is a book that highlights the experience of being alone in public. Scherl uses restaurant interiors as a metaphor to explore the complexities of the subject of solitude. The subtle nuances of her lone diners visually define their experience. This long-term project spanning three decades, culminated  during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

"The cinema verite' approach accentuates the portraits so that the camera is used to unveil truths in a documentary style." -Laura Pressley

Nancy A. Scherl used cinematic lighting and staged her subjects asking them to act out how they feel or behave when they dine alone in public.


Dining Alone

— In the Company of Solitude

by Nancy A. Scherl

Release Place New York, NY, United States of America
Edition 1st edition
Release Date 2021
Writer: Laura Pressley
Artist: Nancy A. Scherl
ISBN-13: 9781954119147
Subform Photobook
Topics Covid-19, Lonelyness, Restaurant, Solitude
Methods Photography
Language English
Format Hardcover
Dimensions 23.5 × 26.0 cm
Pages 136
Technique Offset