/ 2017 / Fine Art / Other_FA

Life Sentente

  • Prize
    Silver in Fine Art/Other
  • Photographer
    Sergio de Luz, Spain

I live this life as a life sentence.

I had an accident in 2008 that made my left arm numb, since
five of my nerves were ripped from the root adding a
neurological and chronicle pain. The one drug that I need the
most is Clonazepam. It comes in a bluish liquid form, inside a
glass bottle, and milds my everyday pain.

I started saving this bottles years ago, I did not know why I was
doing it. I just did. Five years after I thought about this proyect.
I had more than 600 bottles at that time.

I want to express how fragile life can be depending on where
you live. That is why an African model was choseen. If I was
born else where, a worst scenario would have taken place.

This series of pictures show how this drug leave an imprint on

I am very fortunated to share this story.

Awards - "Fine Art Photography Award" nominated. (2015) - 4th Prize in the "Inernational Art Contest of Korea (IDA) (2016 - Book, Impronta, presented at the Angel Orensanz Foundation Gallery in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. (2015) - Choseen by Agatha Ruiz de la Prada for an art colaboración starting with a solo exhibition in Paaris. (2016) - Invited as a guest artist to the Berliner Lister Art Fair in Berlin. (2015)