Hello, I sincerely thank you for the interview. I think my most prominent feature is likening things to other things all the time. I can't stop myself from doing so. The most recent example is of an insect with a large body I saw today; which looks exactly like a classical leather male shoe (to me anyway). This could be related to genes, since my grandmother calls my grandfather; The Skull.
I study art and this is my last year there. I mostly spend my time with my significant other who also creates work in mixed media. When I'm working, he becomes my assistant and vice versa. I'm usually absent minded and I misunderstand things. I don't see this as a problem; it leads me to more interesting thoughts. I used to make drawings before I started shooting photographs/videos. After I adapted myself to these media, I wanted to put the drawings in the pictures I take. As a result, the Stranger series came to life, which could be seen as a starting point of what I want to do. Other than that, I plan to sew clothing and design masks for my future works.
I'm into working with both media. It's like playing different games with the same toys. When I take pictures, I kill the ideas in my mind and when I shoot videos; I kill them slowly.
Human psychology fascinates me. The subconscious is my main inspiration. I don't like politics and it never inspires me as a subject.
I have to say I'm really happy to hear a question like this. Generally people force me to tell the story or put a description. I'd prefer to leave it to the audience since I want the work to match a piece inside the viewer. I think the magic of a work lies here. I show the viewer some key signs and he/she creates a totally different story inside him/her. It's a nice game between the audience and the maker.
Even though I dream a lot, I don't plan the exact scenario in a long time period. They hit me suddenly and if possible I shoot them at that moment. I know when it's here since I have a powerful feeling in my stomach moving like a cogwheel.
I never intended to create works in a category or a movement. So I think I'm open to any kind of perspective.
At the moment I'm working on a videoclip of an alternative hip-hop band. The idea is to create a video which stands out from the genre. I'm also working on another personal photo-project. (Actually, I’m going to the textile bazaar for the materials after our chat!)