“Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness…” (Genesis 1:27).
Through images and associations I reconstruct myself, the camera becoming a tool to rearrange my memories and experiences. I created a new self that lives only in images after my likeness. I am never the subject in these photos, but the creator according to how my experiences shaped me.
I photograph my surroundings or direct people to pose the way I would position myself in relationships, in private life, in feelings and the way I connect to past experiences of a dominant maternal relationship and my liberation from a disturbed family environment that diminished my self-esteem. The project is dealing with themes of cultural heritage, sexuality and identity.
“Adam” is eventually my own reflection on my photographical subject, as I could never position myself in front of the camera, I take the stand of a creator in an effort to re-define the self portrait through associations rather than pictorialism.
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© VASSILIS TRIANTIS