Deceitful reverence

Igor Pisuk

2012 - 2018

Poland; Sweden

Fleeting encounters, suggestive self portraits, strange scenes: at first, Igor Pisuk series is difficult to connect to, leaving a lot of space for free associations. The pictures create moods and sensations. Like single notes that produce special melody when part of a series, they open up feelings the viewer needs to get in touch with (...) Themes of isolation, loneliness and abandonment form the basis for his emotional series.

However, it is only because of this brutal honesty and openness that they can touch the viewer.

Ulrich Rüter


I shot the first picture of Deceitful Reverence while I was in Lodz, Poland, shortly after returning from a two-month treatment for alcohol addiction in a closed institution. I got addicted when I was in high school, and have drunk compulsively for almost 8 years. In some way, photography saved my life.

I learned to exist without high, fake stimulations. After the treatment, I felt that I could start my life with a new beginning.

I started with taking pictures of my surroundings. It became my way to express my feelings, the chaos in my head

In Deceitful Reverence I want to show my visions, emotions, dreams from my past and present life. It is an individual, personal look at the inner and outer world, which is constantly stirred and interacting with one another, pervading…

It’s a kind of poem, a diary and a therapy

Igor Pisuk

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