Looking for definitions of identity and investigating the one to one relationship has been a major driving force in my work since I started practising photography. Taking portraits is a very complex, fascinating and delicate practice that became for me a process of self-knowledge, a work on the self and on the other that gave me the possibility to record the way I experience life and to explore somehow the sense of existence. The self that I aim to represent in my work, is real, imagined, utopian, ambiguous, ideal, mystical. It is one and many at the same time. It is a reflection of myself into the unknown and familiar territory of the other. By pushing the limit of portraits and recalling also its traditional language, I embarked on an imaginary journey into the private and intimate space of the self, exploring the liminal zone, both physical and emotional, between me and the others, intimacy and remoteness, while deeply observing our condition as human begins.
These are the second 4 series of images of the project.
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