“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
― Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Part of my "Escapes" series
Escapism - the tendency to seek distraction and relief from unpleasant realities, especially by seeking entertainment or engaging in fantasy. The word "escapism" often carries a negative connotation, suggesting that escapists are unhappy, with an inability or unwillingness to connect with the real world and to take necessary action. However, recent psychological studies show that often escapism becomes "self-expansion”, meaning that diving deeply into an activity or creating a fantasy can be a way of exploring oneself and finding inner peace.
The series shows young women, whose fantasies and passions spilled into the real world. It’s a speculation on how one can find comfort and confidence in doing something he/she loves.
I am a surreal fine art photographer and educator living in Helsinki, Finland with my two little daughters. Photography is my medium for expressing myself and communicating with the world.
I believe that photography is much more than gear and technical perfection. It’s a means of making an impact on the world around you however big or small.
For me, there are 3 main components to photography as art: meaning, feeling, and aesthetics. This is why I emphasize all of them in my work.
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.