I tell myself a story
The poet Rainer Maria Rilke once wrote a letter to a nineteen-year-old student living in Vienna, offering him an advice: “Save yourself from these general themes and seek those which your own everyday life offers you; describe your sorrows and desires, passing thoughts and the belief in some sort of beauty –describe all these with loving, quiet, humble sincerity, and use, to express yourself, the things in your environment, the images from your dreams, and the objects of your memory.”
I am attracted to the possibilities of photography as a form of visual representation that explores personal narratives and invites us to project fictions, as the dichotomy between what is real and what is staged becomes blurred in front of the camera.
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