By Jack Tumen

The four months I spent living as a student in Prague changed me profoundly. Having never lived away from my home in the United States, adapting to a new culture forced me to adopt new habits of living. In turn, I began projecting my experience from perspectives I had not known before; mainly through photography.

One medium I used to document that experience was black and white photography. There’s something about a black and white photo that remains timeless – the image could have been taken in 2014 or 1914 and the emotions are still reminiscent of one another.

Shooting around Prague and the Czech Republic in black and white allowed me to take a step back from the adventure I was having at that moment and preserve those feelings for when I would eventually leave the country. These images reflect that raw adventurousness from a foreigner’s perspective.