ARTIST STATEMENT
 

I am interested in combining reality with illusion.
The reality, as I photograph it,
becomes the possible alternative to the true reality.
Still, my pictures have their foundations
in the everyday life of the people I meet.

 

I portray people I know or meet along the way, 
based on what they have shared with me
before we take the picture.
I always look for people
who identify themselves with my projects.


My work is about creating a new memory
to the people I meet.
The picture is created
from a private performance
that challenges the person participating in the process.


The concept of identity and
the way people are influenced by society interests me.
I am curious about the subconscious
and of the feelings accumulated underneath the surface.
In the end, it is all about being true to your self.

 

 

 

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