Witness to an epiphany
'‘I’ve dreamt in my life dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas: they’ve gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the color of my mind.’' – Emily Bronte
My project explores the visual depiction of the epiphany, the moment of self-realization that bears human truth. We are at our rawest when forced to make some sort of ideological shift. Our finest moment is our suffering– that is when we are most human. It is after the suffering when we gain intuitive perception. I am interested in the growth that we constantly undergo throughout a lifetime: change. These photographs are the unforgiving instant when that previously held convention collapses.
Although I pose in the scenes, these are not intended to be self-portraits. Instead, I am meant to symbolize anyone. The human experience is universal.
These photographs do not capture any external action, or any physical force acting upon the subject. Instead, the catalyst is internal. These are not grand, elaborate scenes. These are quiet, individual moments of reflection. These are imagined scenes. Excerpts imagined from my own life experiences.