/ 2021 / Fine Art / Still Life
Time will Tell, the still-life series
I drew inspiration from paintings of the Dutch Golden Age in creating these still-life series.These works tell about the after effects of sexual abuse in a subtle way through the use of abstraction,suggestion and symbolic elements.There is more than meets the eye in these photographs.These works tell stories of loss of innocence, decay and death.They are metaphors for the feelings of sexually abused women.Drawing the eye through bold aesthetics,colours and props,the images then reveal a deeper truth.Hidden secrets and clues to convey an unsettling feeling.
I specialize in FineArtphotography and turn my gaze towards the feminine side of things.I position my subject in the middle of an idea that emulates from the photographed person.By playing a role the genuine self comes out even more.You have this first glance,then there is a sense of apprehension that fills the compositions –objects act as metaphors for something else happening beyond the frame.Drawing the eye through bold aesthetics,colors and props,the images then reveal a deeper truth.There is a sense of mystery,things unrevealed.It evokes feelings of longing,escape and might have beens.
Awards *TIFA Awards 2020, Bronze in the category Fine Art-Portrait with the portrait series ”Time Will Tell” and 2 Honorable Mentions one in the category Fine Art -Other with the series “Blue Moves” and one in the category Fine Art-Still Life with the Still Life series “Time Will Tell”.
*IPA Awards 2020, 2 Honorable Mentions in the category Fine Art/Portrait- one with the series “Memories, Memorials, Momentum and Mixed Moods” and one with the series “Presence a State of Mind”.
*15th POLLUX Awards 2020, 1st place Winner in the category Still life with the “Time Will Tell” series and 1st place Winner in the category Portrait single with “Daniel With Flowers”, 6 Honorable Mentions- one in category Fine Art with the portrait series “Time Will Tell” and five in category Portrait single.
*GUPNew 2020 Photography Talent
*Lensculture Portrait photography awards 2020 finalist with “Daniel With Flowers” single image
*Lensculture Black&White photography awards 2020 finalist with “Shadows of my Mind” series
*Life Framer Colors Winners 2020 with “Presence a State of Mind IV”