The series of 'Spaces' started in 2012. I was in love with effects of different wide lenses, how they define lines in spaces, and makes any spaces turn into parallel perspective. Integrations of other organic objects like people or animals into the plane futuristic scenery illustrates the coexistence of inorganic and organic.
Berlin, Germany, 2012. Size 3776 × 2520 “Fly higher, and higher!”
Berlin, Germany, 2012. 3776 × 2520 “In the between of U8 and U5 at Alexander platz station, I saw three pigeons walking around like escort corps of the station. As if they found perfect rolls in this small space.”
Moscow, Russia, 2014. Size 2656 × 1768 “Moscow metro is famous for it’s depth. The escalator brings you to another dimension of the city.”
I didn't like taking portraits before, since I aimed seek more objective way of photography expression though perspective is always subjective, and it was extremely difficult for me not to be caught in subjective expression with human objects. However, I started realizing that portraits in intime situations can be interesting, as some people open themselves in front of me in different and interesting ways, which could show varieties of faces of personas they play. Portraits became the most subjective way of expressing my perspective, different intended from other photographies I make.
Berlin, Germany, 2017. Size 3456 × 5184 “When a character reveilles his mask, the vulnerability of a child appears”
Komari, Sri Lanka, 2018. Size 3456 × 5184 “Softness made by the sunlight.”
Tangalle, Sri Lanka, 2018. Size 3456 × 5184 “In the darkness, there is a reflexition.”
Komari, Sri Lanka, 2018. Size 3456 × 5184 “Rusty walls can give an effect of nostalgic portraits with black and white and sandy finish. A pure look travels back in time.”
Indonesia, 2016. Size 3776 × 2520 “Have you heard of male-mermaid?”
2018, Sri Lanka. Size 3456 × 5184 “I met a christian Sri Lankan family with three beautiful daughters. The youngest one was different from the other two. She is a singer at church and she was in her own world. She reminded me of Cordelia.”
Halle, 2017 Size 3456 × 5184 “Romanian actors, nowadays a married couple, posing in front of camera. You can see the world they create together.”
Podu Iloaiei, Romania, 2018. Size 3456 × 5184 “Some women have such power to reconnect you with the mother earth.”
Iasi, Romania, 2018. Size 3456 × 5184 “When two become one, you only need one eye. The shadow gives more light in the eyes.”
Berlin, Germany, 2017. Size 3456 × 5184 “ Is she happy? Is she concerned? Is she angry? Is she sad?”
Patterns of nature show amazing synchronicity with a human body. We are created under the same law of the universe. I like to find a scene of a harmonious collaboration of human objects and nature, which suggest a storyline. Among nature, I especially have an obsession with roots. Roots, which grew and aged. The circumstances shaped them and the unknown histories of their life are coded in their appearance. I give them a voice, whatever story they would like to tell. We'll never know the truth. They are kind, they are possessive, they are loving, they are aggressive. Everything that was required for their survival results as their behavior.
Indonesia, 2016. 3776 × 2520 “Nature has amazing synchronicity with human body. This factor reminds you of universal law of nature. Human body, the earth and the universe, bacterias and cells, all share the same patterns.”
Indonesia, 2016. Size 2520 × 3776 “Sometime over exposure gives unique effects. The strong presence of the roots and dream like existente of the tree in the back. As if they belong to different time dimentions.”
Malaysia, 2010. Size 2048 × 1536 “First photography I ever made in the style. It looks dramatic and plastic in the same time.”
Indonesia, 2016. Size 3776 × 2520 “Adam then ate the fruit from the tree of life”
Indonesia, 2016. Size 3776 × 2520 “I love roots as photo object. I love the violence and integrity of its function. I love the stories they tell.”
Indonesia 2016. Size 2520 × 3776 “You see the life was there. Now there are bones of unknown lives, laying quietly on their grave yard, then one day, they shall be the sands of deserts.”
2010, Malaysia. Size 1360 × 2048 “Stabilize yourself”
I started capturing story lines and people as social contexts. Some objects and shooting environment helped to metaphorically express the social contexts, which the human objects were in.
Dubrovnik, Croatia, 2012. Size 3776 × 2520 “In this photo, I saw the power of perspective. how people became dots, Coffee turns into nice patterns on the white board, the washing strings became stylish design frame.”
Havanna, Cuba, 2017. Size 5184 × 3888 “An artist in his room with a portrait of his favorite Cuban artist on the wall. Under the limitation supplies, he still created his little castle of art. “
Havanna, Cuba, 2017. Size 5184 × 2920 “A rare color photos made by me. Because of the tone of grays and fantastic contrast of people in colorful clothing, I decided to keep it in color. This was symbolically synchronizing realistic impression of Cuba I got.”
Hiroshima, Japan, 2013. Size 1360 × 2048 “Spiritual dance at Ishukushima shrine in Hiroshima. This dancer was no longer human.”
Hiroshima, Japan, 2013. Size 2112 × 3168 “An ancient spring festival for the god of battles in a small fishermen’s village in Hiroshima. Those childlike gods are not allowed to put their feet on the ground during the festival. They are in the middle of battle yet audiences.”
When the sceneries are flatten through certain angle the camera lens catches, they turn into wonderful paintings. Different tones of gray looks intentional, and texture of an object turns into a touch of a brush. It is an humorous way to manipulate one's perspective.
Tangalle, Sri Lanka, 2018. Size 3456 × 5184 “Flatten the scenery and make it into painting. A dirty corner of the wall becomes texture of the brush strokes, the sneaky lizard becomes a impressive illustration.”
Tangalle, Sri Lanka, 2018. Size 3456 × 5184 “A dog napping underneath the palm three.”
Nikko, Japan, 2017. Size 3456 × 5184 “An abstract painting the nature created.”
Split, Croatia, 2012. 2520 × 3776. “A cat got lost in a painting of a broken house, and claiming ownership.”
Lisboa, Portugal, 2011. Size 1360 × 2048 “Geometry of lights and shades. Every aspects get integrated into a flattened scenery.”
Photo flash gives an effect of spontaneous, scandalous feeling. It's the most violent way to capture people. I manipulate a story that doesn't exist in the photos through this way of photography.
Berlin, Germany, 2012. Size 2520 × 3776 “Photo flash gives an effect of spontaneous scandalous feeling. I like to document people in certain mood with flash lights. It’s more violent way of capturing the moment.”
Havanna, Cuba, 2017. Size 3888 × 5184 “Young actors from school of art in Havanna.”
Tokyo, Japan, Size 2112 × 3168 “Flash light can create speed. As if the object is teleporting times and spaces.”
Berlin, Germany, 2012. Size 1920 × 2560 “Pariacaca in Berlin.”
Tokyo, Japan, 2014. Size 2112 × 3168 “A couple on the street of Tokyo.”