In a world of screens such as the one, we live in today. Making eye contact is something we are less accustomed to. We shy away from that moment of recognition – of the other's presence, of our existence – that is at the core and marks the very beginning of any authentic human relationship.
Still, when our eyes meet, we allow for a revelation to happen: in a speechless dialogue that lasts the time of a glance, we accept to uncover who we indeed are, as we welcome a truth that spreads from the eyes of the person standing before us, regardless of their name, where they live, what they have done or are about to do.
With my portraits collection, I will be taking my audience on a journey back to the brief moment, where my eyes met with those portrayed, in some ways acting as a conduit while at the same time finding a way of preventing myself from being an obstruction to the audience. By experiencing the same intimate face-to-face encounters through the photographs in a display, the audience has the chance to engage in a similar yet new dialogue with the faces of the people standing before them.