With a background in engineering my photographical interest started in 2014 by seeing Jacob Riis’s ‘How the Other Half Lives’. Fascinated by the excessive presence of light, the striking compositions and shadows encapsulating daily life in combination with the strategic approach and use of the medium to explore social injustice, challenged me to translate his methods towards contemporary subject matter.
Let Us Not Fall Asleep While Walking is my first project where I translated the psychological state of Ukraine in collision between past, present and the hope for a future without war. The work functions as an extension on the documentary approach and tends to reveal universal questions that go beyond actual fact.
At the moment I am working on one new project in West Papua on the question of identity in relation to the hidden genocide and 1 in the US where I will explore the deeper context of gathered slave stories from the past embedded within the experience of todays life.