Snow, Silence, Night

Tirdad Aghakhani

2020 - 2021

Seattle, Washington, United States; Port Angeles, Washington, United States

The snow, silence, the night is a series that shows my childhood fears of snowy nights. The silence of the snowy nights was terrifying to me. I was so scared. Too much silence turned into a snowy nightmare for me.

While I was researching the scientific cause several months ago, I came across an internet site that answered my childhood questions.

Here is the answer,

When a new batch of snow sits on the ground, it is as if the world tends to be calm and silent. When snowflakes pile up, there is more space between them than there is water. The presence of these empty spaces absorbs the sound waves and, the sound can no longer be reflected.

And then I touched the silence and, my fear deciphered.

The square frame that is used in this collection reflects the sense of fear of being in prison feeling that I experienced as a child because of snowy nights.

All photos taken for this collection were taken digitally. The wet plate technique was used to edit the photos to convey a scary dreamlike atmosphere to the viewers to better communicate with the photos and the story behind them.

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  • Fear triangle

  • The monster behind the tree

  • The house of fear

  • Scary white balls

  • Under siege of snow

  • All roads reach a dead end

  • Snow and I

  • Last light in the dark

  • Fear bench

  • Apocalypse