The series is inspired by the hallucinations suffered by a person who is living completely alone and isolated, in total confinement because of the COVID-19 pandemic. His name is Adam and he is 75 years old.
He suffers from a psychotic disorder that is now manifesting obsessively whenever he enters his bathroom and focuses especially on what could come out of his toilet. This is the one place that communicates him with that outside world that is now forbidden because of the quarantine, and to which he can no longer belong, but can only fear.
At times, Adam manages to recognize that he is having incoherent and fictitious ideas, but it is very difficult for him to differentiate between the real and the unreal.
The situations illustrated in every image of this series are a representation of Adam's narrative about his delusions and hallucinations, most of which represent his greatest fears, his mistrust and his yearning for freedom.
Confinement has made people start greatly fearing and distrusting the outside world, and many of those who suffer psychiatric disorders are having their mental pathologies exacerbated, and are therefore hit the hardest.
Author: Adrián Markis (born 1979) is a photographer from Argentina, based in Buenos Aires city.
In his early years as a young boy, he showed great interest in photography.
His first steps in photography were working as an assistant photographer in many photography studios, then he started his career as a freelance photographer and worked for various advertising agencies, publishers and companies.
His work can be described as conceptual and surreal.
Adrian works on personal photographic projects, does commission advertising and teaches photography in Argentina and worldwide.