2014 - Ongoing
My work is about Life and Death. I am fascinated by both.
Presented series is a part of an ongoing project initially consisting of two parts called “Let’s Talk About Life & Death Darling” and “My name is P and You will die soon < ? >”.
What is always behind the image is a thought. Thoughts behind my photographs are my fascinations, fears and concerns related to existence and its ending. I use photography to record these. Time is my biggest inspiration. Observing its consequences fascinates me. I tend to depict my states of mind when creating a photograph.
I often work with constructed photography though my project is a mixture containing documentary approach as well. I like to tell stories and tend to construct a narration to be more like a poem than a novel- enigmatic yet conveying a strong message. A deeper analysis of my work should direct the viewer to eternal matters of Death, what’s “after” and the fragility (and/or power) of Life. I am very much interested in Memento mori theme in visual art.
The way I use photography it is shaped by my bipolar characteristic. I experience both - periods of severe sadness and times of being hyperactive and intoxicated with happiness. I think of Death extensively and most of the time it gives me a positive energy. I like operating with symbols and I use religion references sometimes. It is worth knowing for instance, that a mudra is a symbolic or ritual hand gesture in Hinduism and Buddhism. One of the meanings of spiritual sign of Katarimukha mudra < known as scissors > is “Death”. I am fascinated with “never”, “forever” and “always”.
I work on a medium format 6x7“ film camera.