In the diaries of Cocteau, I came across this fragment, which deeply affected me:

“And then I realized that the world of my dreams is equally full of memories as my real life. Thus, it is a real being, perhaps even richer, deeper, more precise in many details and more full of episodes than the waking one. It was difficult to properly locate memories in one or the other world. They were extraordinary, complicated, and have become my second life, twice as big and twice as long as my own.”

—Piotr Zbierski

Editor’s Note: Piotr Zbierski was one of the featured artists at the LensCulture group exhibition in London, “31 Contemporary Photographers: LensCulture Exposure Awards”. The exhibition was held at the London College of Communication in April 2014.