"Silent Dialogs", 2009-2016
Where is the border between one person and another? Where our horizons are crossing? What really defines closeness? Our families’ models of intimacy often become a burden that we carry throughout life. Starting with our parents, who are the prototypes of all our future relationships, we are all straggling with these questions everyday. Strengths, weaknesses, conflicts, fears, pathologies, unresolved issues of relationships with each other – all these psychological aspects of humanity are the subject of my visual and conceptual investigation.
“Silent Dialogs” is my most recent ongoing project. In it, I portray people in moments of psychological encounter with themselves, and with those who are close to them. During these moments of self-reflection and internal dialog, a certain truth about the relationship is revealed. All the subjects are real people in real relationships, but the scenes are moderately orchestrated in order to bring out the essence of their particular bond. My work process is very intuitive and my aim as an artist is to create the conditions that will allow these moments of revelation to occur in front of my camera. To that end, all the photographs are shot in the subject’s intimate environment.