WHAT MEDIUM(S) DO YOU WORK WITH, AND WHY HAVE YOU CHOSEN THEM?
I used to illustrate my thoughts a lot using pencil, drawing things that I would love to execute in the future. My illustration was surrealistic and I found with digital photography I can create the world that I am illustrating through composite and the possibilities were beyond my imagination. In 2015 I bought my first camera and I started with self-portraits as a practice and this is how my love to photography started.
CAN YOU ELABORATE A LITTLE MORE ON YOUR MAKING PROCESS–HOW DOES YOUR ARTWORK GET FROM INNITIAL CONCEPT TO EXHIBITION READY?
My making process with each art work starts with an illustration of the idea, hunting for or making props, to then creating the whole scene from set design, styling the outfit, executing the idea. The final process is the post production and make it ready for printing.
WHO OR WHAT ARE THE BIGGEST INFLUENCES IN YOUR WORK?
Movies and music are my all-time biggest influences in my work. During my cinematography study, my teacher introduced me to Andrei tarkovsky’s movies, I remember how his work teleported me into his world and though it’s magic to create connection between our two worlds. Reflecting this surreal and otherworldly expression, I have similarly combined my journey leaving home and family to speak about my feelings through these images.