Photography can capture a piece of the present, freezing moments in time and preserving them for eternity. But at the same time, it possesses a unique ability to evoke emotions, resurrecting memories long forgotten or even foreshadowing a potential future. In "This place was a Shelter", I decided to focus on the latter.
For that purpose, I explore the intricate relationship between the Self and the world that surrounds us. My goal was to expose a variety of fears, anxieties, and existential dilemmas that accompany our existence. With a desire to connect and transform my environment, I embarked on a journey of exploration, seeking to create something new from the elements at hand.
This photographic project brings forth the last remnants of a world in transition, where echoes of the past intertwine with an uncertain future. As some elements start to perish, the essence of this place gradually reverts to its origins, embracing a silent and almost solitary existence. It is a visual narrative of regret and lamentation, yet it carries an underlying thread of relief—a reminder that transformation and renewal often emerge from the ashes of what was once familiar.