DESCRIPTIONHow does a mother feel when her child is diagnosed with allergy and asthma? Fury, anger, helplessness, anxiety, power and peace at some point. How would you feel if you were diagnosed with allergy to something you really love? Every year, millions of people around the world get to the emergency rooms day and night with severe breathing difficulties due to asthma attacks. Also known as the most common chronic disease of the childhood, asthma does not only affect the physical and emotional health of children, but also the adults.
This image is intended to show allergy to pollen, flowers, different chemicals found in toys and strong odours and what it feels like to have such a medical condition. Anxiety, shortness of breath, sadness are some of the feelings that both children and adults with different allergies feel.
As we pass by life most of us forget to open our eyes and see. Since I put my hand on a camera, I started to see the world in a different way, a way that I couldn’t describe in words. Photography is more than technique and composition. Photography “speaks” through light and shadows about emotions, moments, inner feelings, life style, cultures and customs. It speaks about life, and this is what I love and want to express through my images.
I always aim to create images in which each viewer can find himself in a certain stage of life whether we talk about fine art, family portraits or documentary photography. I have tried almost all types of photography but none of them fascinates me enough as portraiture, being documentary, fine art or conceptual. We, as human beings, are beautiful and that is reflected through our eyes, through our features, through our gestures.
It is stunning just to stay and observe, and then capture it and show it, in order to open the eyes of everybody towards the beauty that is around us. I started photography because this is the only way to express what I see, feel, think, to make public my inner being, my state of mind. And it is an unbelievably stunning feeling when you show your work and people find themselves in it, in those pictures, in that moment.
Each image represents a part of me and hopefully of you. Even though we see it in a different way, it is a reflection of a part of what we are.
Photography is my mirror and I love it.