Amber Hockeborne – On and Off Forever

Amber Hockeborne

On and Off Forever

This time when he asked for her hand she answered yes. They had traveled a great distance to be with one another. Once, she sent back the letters he wrote leaving no return address. Their love lingered even while they were apart. He went searching for her, and found her alone in the endless desert. He promised her forever and was hers again.Their love, which was never really lost, is now found in a simple evening spent with each other at home. Each brief glance, every quiet embrace, plays like notes of their own song and is their story of forever. As the morning light slowly moves through their Brooklyn apartment, it’s warmth and softness is theirs. Their joy comes from this space and the time spent here, together. Maybe the promise of forever is actually quite simple. To live here now, with a gentle joy from something so effortless as the morning light. There’s deep history connecting them now, together in these moments, building their foundation. Their distance is now absent and their journey continues, with or without interruption, forever.




Amber Hockeborne is a visual storyteller. After discovering photography just a few years ago, she is now a forever student. She shares her travels to obscure places and uses her ability to adapt to a range of environments to find common ground with the people she encounters. Amber’s work is a window into intimate and sometimes private worlds.

She currently resides in San Francisco, CA.


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13 Responses to “Amber Hockeborne – On and Off Forever”

  • Why aren’t there any comments? Do the usual Burnian commentators find it just too banal and domestic? No battlefields, war zones or screwed up characters. So what! I’ve got two thoughts about this essay. First off I thought the written statement was absolutely awful as usual with most statements on Burn. I like this essay because it just proves to me if you really try you can make a story out of anything. That’s good enough for me and great incentive because I can’t afford to fly away to some exotic and wild country to find my story.

  • PAUL. Why aren’t there any comments? There is nothing photographic here to comment on.
    WOW! you are so negative john, its sad.
    Fuck you!!
    See what I mean?

    See, now its got two comments YAY!

  • Paul no need to travel just and you can watch repeats of the so called dunno whatever is devoid of content

  • John Gladdy…
    Go and look at her websites. You will probably change your mind.

    Cheers Paul

  • PAUL. I have been through her website many times. 1 really nice picture and some ok stuff and filler.
    For someone who has done a whole bunch of DAH workshops I was surprised.

    ALSO my comment here was about work shown HERE.
    I found that it tells its story well; I understood the meaning of the essay from the pictures.
    I just personally found the pictures themselves to be completely unremarkable.
    Judging from the gushing comments from the insta-tard community there are numerous people who take pictures who think these are “really nice” and “lovely” so it really is all subjective right?

  • John Gladdy
    I agree with you there isn’t a single remarkable photo like an eyeball kick. However as a whole I find it actually works as a story.

  • Lot’s of things work as a story, but that doesn’t necessarily make something interesting. Helps if the photographer has something to say that isn’t completely banal as a narrative or visually or poetically. Now Paul has the usual Burnian commentators, but that doesn’t amount to much either.

  • The grass in my paddock is drying out

  • Mitch Alland…
    “Now Paul has the usual Burnian commentators, but that doesn’t amount to much either.”
    Mitch maybe because I’m at work but I don’t quite get what you mean.


  • Paul, in answer to your question, I have wanted to comment, but whenever I have set out to do so, my mind has just gone blank. No words have come into it. The same thing happened with the shark-hunting essay. Maybe the long, dim, Alaska winter has numbed my thought process. The light is growing now, so maybe I’ll have something to say in the future. Congratulations, Amber, on having your piece published in Burn. Keep shooting and may much success come to you.

  • I really liked Amber’s work here. Having the pleasure of meeting her at DAH’s workshop I can totally relate this body of work to her… It seems to me like a self-portrait.
    I agree that each image is not strong on its own but as a whole it portrays in a very nice way an everyday story.

  • Paul, John, Imants, Mitch-
    I appreciate you all for taking the time to comment on my work.

    Frostfrog- Thank you for your kind encouragement – I greatly admire your work.

    Niki- Thank you as well and I’m glad to see you here on Burn.

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