nostalgia surreal

“Look Through The Smoke” - There may be a great fire in our soul, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke. 

Photography: Gabe Tomoiaga

“Flyboy 3″ - The things you let go will someday teach you how to fly. Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.

Photography: Gabe Tomoiaga

Você já sentiu medo, de seguir para frente, de pensar no futuro, só porque sabe a dor que é ter saudades, de algo, ou de alguém? Pois é, assim eu me sinto, é este o meu medo. Medo de sentir saudades de ti, das nossas brigas, do nosso amor, louco, de adolescência. Medo também, de sentir saudades, da escola, dos colegas, dos momentos que eu já passei lá, apesar da maioria ter sido muito chato. Também de ver os meus pais, jovens, com disposição para me ralhar, cuidar de mim, e me impor limites e regras. Parece tão louco, talvez um pouco infantil, não é? Parece um medo de uma pessoa, que não é segura de si mesma, que não consegue aprender coisas novas, e/ou olhar para frente, mas não, porque só quem já sentiu esta dor, a da saudades, sabe o quanto ela é sufocadora, sabe o quanto ela te destrói por dentro, entende, e sente o mesmo. E garanto, que dói, mas tanto…
—  Liane
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Kerensa Morris
Wales, UK
Canon AV-1 | Vivitar V3800N

Colour is very apparent in all your work. Tell us about how this corresponds with your thoughts and how you see the world.

When I’m taking photographs, I always have a general colour palette in mind. I focus on tones associated with surrealism and nostalgia as I have always had a sort of escapism mindset (I’ve probably watched enough movies to become a film critic) and I express perhaps how I’d like to see the world, also how I feel like I live on Mars, as I have such foreign views to everyone in my town, and how I feel like an outsider.

I’m extremely intrigued by Colour Psychology which essentially is the colours we see determining our behaviour and emotions. I have been using the colour red more so than other colours when photographing vast empty landscapes, and only after researching colour psychology did I realise it is because the colour red makes what we are seeing seem more compact and small.

As someone who has suffered anxiety for a majority of my life I prefer to feel both secluded and enclosed, and so it makes sense to photograph landscapes without people, and then make myself feel enclosed by altering the hues to red. 

Tumblr: @kerensamorris

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