Having worked with indoors photographic selfportraits the last 5 years already, I wondered if anyone as an artist would be better equipped to navigate through this crisis than me. But soon enough I discovered that the absence of a future, especially for being reliant to travelling, took a rough toll on me mentally. Questions that were supposed to be answered already, something like "what are you doing this for?", arose again and almost paralysed me.
I found comfort in writing and returning to the roots where my photography came from. Searching for plays of light and for figures and shapes with a body was a repetition of a game that I used to play for so long and gave me a tiny bit of security in a time where almost everything else is uncertain.
The two series do very much work together as they describe the whole experience of serious lockdown in March and April, describing everywhere my mind was going. Once with the focus on being by myself in my room and on the other hand the possibilities 2020 gave me to further experiment and artistically escape my room.
light and body selfportraits
selfportraits – same same but different
So the question was, even if I would sit at home all day, all night – what about using the technologies and possibilities still given?
For example taking a selfportrait with my roommate, shooting over facetime, or shooting double exposures and meet another artist on a roll of analog film?
second artist for the double exposure is Lena Piatigorsky.