About seven years ago I faced depression for the first time in my life, and around the same time I picked up the camera.
Photography allowed me to escape into a different world, the one which I was creating, a place and a story that was lead by me, not that I was led by. However, after a few months of taking images and learning the fundamentals of photography I reached a point where I fell into the arms of melancholy and quit taking images. It wasn’t until I had battled melancholia and came out on the other side that I could continue doing what I was deeply passionate about – photography.
For the past year I have been working on a series of images depicting surreal and melancholic scenes that are inspired by the inner world of dreams and psychology, where I invite the viewer to interact with the internal world of solitary figures that symbolize our own unconscious states. The images are inspired by the years I went through depression where my goal is to reflect human experiences that will allow the spectator to reflect on their own journey.