Trapdoor Melancholy (or how I learned to love my dear sweet melancholy)
One day I asked myself, what’s the main attraction? motivation? the common directory vision behind most of my photos? And the answer came quickly to my mind : my “melancholy”. I am driven by it and that shows naturally in my photos no matter what subject I am treating ; there is always melancholy in what I present.
This series focuses on this driving force through a collection of old and new self-portraits, but also goes beyond that by showing that projected inner melancholy on my surroundings such as landscapes, buildings or things from the outside ; as they could be also represented as melancholic (inner) self-portraits by sheer symbolism and creativity. In other words this melancholy of mine becomes a photographic act of staging and shaping myself but also the world around me.
This is how i learned to love my dear sweet melancholy.