The Epicentre

photographs // 2006

I took portraits of people in places closely related to them (place of residence or work), sometimes the place was accidental. I asked every person to pose with their eyes closed. For some this simple gesture was a source of tension, some people photographed, despite their eyes closed tried to smile.

The project was inspired by portrait of my grandmother made just after her death. She was died long time before my birth. I always had a feeling that her closed eyes represented only a dream.