P R O X E M I C S
Portraits of Personal Space
noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction
proxemics | \präk-ˈsē-miks \
The study of the nature, degree, and effect of the spatial separation individuals naturally maintain (as in various social and interpersonal situations) and of how this separation relates to environmental and cultural factors
This series explores the objects and spaces of domestic life. Still life and portraits are a way to enter my subject's personal space. It opens the conversation and develop intimacy between the photographer and the subject. The project emphasizes on what someone’s surroundings can reveal about them and their personalities.
For this project I met people in their personal space. I realized the beauty and all the secrets that such an intimate space (bedroom, apartment) can hold. I had the pleasure to immerse myself in eclectic environments. Letting my eyes get inspired by so much details, so many objects thoughtfully placed, so many stories and anecdotes. The process of making a portraits of their personal space allows the creation of an intimate relationship for a moment shared, the photographing purpose allows to access an instant deeper level of intimacy.