SENSATION - PHmuseum

SENSATION

Tirdad Aghakhani

2020 - 2021

United States; Seattle, Washington, United States; Oregon, United States; California, United States; Forks, Washington, United States; Portland, Oregon, United States; San Francisco, California, United States; Sacramento, California, United States; Port Angeles, Washington, United States

Artist statement

Sensations represent the physical experience of a moment and are a special part of being human. Sometimes these feelings are simple, so small or insignificant that we don’t notice. Sometimes a sensation evokes emotions we fear or try to avoid. Emotions play an important role in personal, social, and fate, and can be a powerful stimulator of sensations.

Sensations is a personal series that uses cinematic photography to depict the honest and emotional feelings of two lovers. The collection begins with the lovers on a road trip in the car where the first argument begins and ends in separation.

All photographs are inspired by true events that happened in my relationship with my husband. The title of each photograph represents the event or the sensation I felt in the moment, as depicted through the language of photography.

Project description

This collection does not take sides. It does not pass judgment on a person or idea. Rather, it serves as a reflection of my emotions and thoughts and symbolizes the choices we make.

It began with a fight, a simple argument in the car between me and my spouse at the beginning of a road trip. Over the course of a month, I photographed everything that happened between us at the various locations we traveled.

Some of the images photographed are from real events, and some photographs used directed reality Involvement that can show my imagination and dreams. Others use imagery, nature, and animals (Horse a symbol of the years my spouse and I were born in)to depict inner feelings and dreams.

The camera serves as a witness, observing the intimate moments and the end of my relationship unfolding before me. The series was photographed over a one month period in more than 50 locations in three states: Washington, Oregon, and California.

The new Fujifilm-x4 mirrorless camera is used for convenience, with a high processing power for taking HDR photos. By leveraging the latest technology used in this camera with special and unique colors from Fujifilm, photographs are captured by using a cinematic aesthetic. With camera filters and photo editing software, this collection is edited by creating images that capture the most vulnerable moments of self-discovery.

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  • THE MOMENT THAT I FELT IS GOING TO BE STORMY BETWEEN US.

  • EVERYTHING WAS GREAT LIKE THE BEGINNING.

  • THE BRIDGE BETWEEN US.

  • STORM OF THE ARGUMENT IS IN THE AIR.

  • THE WORLD IS DARK AND COLD WITHOUT HIM.

  • FEELING SHY BECAUSE OF SOMETHING THAT I COULD NOT DO.

  • WHEN YOU HAVE SOMETHING, BUT YOU DO NOT HAVE THE ABILITY TO USE IT.

  • I AM LOST IN MY DREAM, TAKE ME TO THE REALITY.

  • THE RELATIONSHIP GOT FROZEN.

  • I PRAY TO GO BACK IN TIME TO FIX EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED.

  • I AM UNIQUE.

  • "I LOVE YOU". PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE ME.

  • THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LUCK AND FUCK IS A WORD. EACH TIME YOU ARE DECIDING YOU DO NOT KNOW YOU WILL GET LUCKY OR FUCKED UP. LIFE IS A GAMBLING.

  • YOUR LUGGAGE IS OUTSIDE, GET OUT.

  • UNBORN KID. DEAD BEFORE BORN.

  • I GO.
    I TAKE THE LIGHT WITH MYSELF. YOU WILL SEE THE DARKNESS AFTER ME.

  • LOVE IS DEAD. LOOK WHAT IS BETWEEN US.

  • LIVING IN THE OPPOSITE WORLD.

  • REPAIRING AFTER ALL. TIME CAN REMOVE THE PAIN.

  • LIFE IS NOT A WAR, BUT I AM A FIGHTER.


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