Fall out of time for a moment, abandon everything that is outside of you, and look deeply into yourself.

This series arose by chance when I found in my archive of street photographs several atypical shots of people with their eyes closed: unlike the bulk of passers-by, they were deeply immersed in themselves.

A woman is standing at the crossroads, turning her face to the wind. The man frozen in place at the door of the pharmacy. The girl at the bus stop silently hugs her boyfriend. The plumber walks along the street, clutching a wrench in his hand and not noticing anyone around … All these people are united by the fact that they seemed to have forgotten about the reality around them and plunged into their inner world.

So this series* was born. It has no beginning and probably will have no end. I didn’t look and do not look for such moments on purpose, they arise on my way by themselves. As a reminder that the world is not only outside, but also inside us.

*This series has been honored to be selected to participate in the PERSONAL STRUCTURES -2022 exhibition organized and hosted by the European Cultural Center (ECC) in Venice. The exhibition is part of La Biennale di Venezia and takes place every two years from April to December. Unfortunately participation this year has become impossible for me.

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