This project is a photographic hybrid, which combines the genre of self-portrait with the genre of still life.

My aim was to represent through these photographs a state of inertia: the inability of a person to overcome negative experiences, the loneliness and frustration she/he experiences until the resolving of these unpleasant experiences.

Additionally, by creating photographic diptychs I tried to introduce an association between the decay of a human and the decay of inanimate objects. Thus the objects that are depicted in the photographs have undergone some alteration by the passage of time or even by human intervention. However, some of them have no visible lesions but are removed from their natural environment, declaring the interruption of life.

Emily Gaki