Shades of Blues

 

“A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.”

-       Diane Arbus

 

I strongly believe that photography has its own language. I’m keenly interested in human beings, their environment, and the tension between presence and absence. I explore what material choices we make in our lives and how those choices help determine who we are. In this project, “Shades of Blues”, I aim to capture how colors represent identity and various ways of living. Blue is very important in Chefchaouen, Morocco. The people believe that blue represents the sky and the sky reminds people of God. They want to remember their God in every moment of every day. So, they literally paint the town blue.

 

This project, “Shades of Blues” shows how people represent their identity and features though their environment. In particular, I want to show human’s sense of loneliness and emptiness in life. I am inspired by an African saying “The earth is a beehive; we all enter by the same door but live in different cells.” I think all human beings, including myself, are lonely and feel emptiness at times. It doesn’t matter if they live with family or alone. It is my intention to present instinctive observations of the people who may have such feelings. My photographs are an invitation to see the unseen.