MAY I COME IN?

Everyone has an interior world, home to our deep thoughts, fears and longings. It is a vulnerable space, and it is difficult to allow someone else to enter it. Although we are in contact with a considerable number of people every day - either virtually or in person - most of these interactions remain superficial. Besides, we often have to hide behind a socially acceptable facade, as showing vulnerability is considered inappropriate or foolish. Creating an authentic relationship with others can be a struggle, and many people - young people too - experience an underlying loneliness. Staging images which do not claim to be realistic, the project attempts to visualize two contrasting feelings: the fear of letting others enter our intimacy, opposed to the longing for true contact with another human being. The subjects of the photographs end up standing by the door: wishing the other to enter, wishing to be let in, but unsure about what to do. The cover image of this project has been short-listed for the Royal Photographic Society International Photography Exhibition 160.

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Everyone has an interior world, home to our deep thoughts, fears and longings. It is a vulnerable space, and it is difficult to allow someone else to enter it. Although we are in contact with a considerable number of people every day - either virtually or in person - most of these interactions remain superficial. Besides, we often have to hide behind a socially acceptable facade, as showing vulnerability is considered inappropriate or foolish. Creating an authentic relationship with others can be a struggle, and many people - young people too - experience an underlying loneliness. Staging images which do not claim to be realistic, the project attempts to visualize two contrasting feelings: the fear of letting others enter our intimacy, opposed to the longing for true contact with another human being. The subjects of the photographs end up standing by the door: wishing the other to enter, wishing to be let in, but unsure about what to do. The cover image of this project has been short-listed for the Royal Photographic Society International Photography Exhibition 160.

MAY I COME IN?

Everyone has an interior world, home to our deep thoughts, fears and longings.  It is a vulnerable space, and it is difficult to allow someone else to enter it.

 

Although we are in contact with a considerable number of people every day - either virtually or in person - most of these interactions remain superficial. Besides, we often have to hide behind a  socially acceptable facade, as showing vulnerability is considered  inappropriate or foolish. Creating an authentic relationship with others can be a struggle, and many people - young people too - experience an underlying loneliness.

 

Staging images which do not claim to be realistic, the project attempts to visualize two contrasting feelings: the fear of letting others enter our intimacy, opposed to the longing for true contact with another human being. The subjects of the photographs end up standing by the door: wishing the other to enter, wishing to be let in, but unsure about what to do.

 

The cover image of this project has been short-listed for the Royal Photographic Society International Photography Exhibition 160.

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