A Sri Lankan was walking on the beach near Thalawila, on the West side of the island, when I asked him if I could take a photograph. He understood and agreed. He stands confident and stares straight into the lens. His look is serious like that of someone who experienced the hardships of life. Maybe he is just tired of working and wants me to go away. Maybe the sun is shining in his eyes. Who will tell? For a moment we interact, two strangers on a beach.
Labour worried for his life at the time of covid.
I am not good at thinking differently, believing that others think the same way as I do. I often unconsciously use people and things as a curtain of self-awareness and impose my will on others. Gradually, I felt as if I was talking to myself all the time. In this group of photos, after imposing my own will on others and making everyone have the same "face" as me, I found that the world without differences became like a science fiction movie about clones, absurd and ridiculous. This made me realize that the existence of differences in society is essential.
This photo is part of series - LOST PARADISE
Paradise – this series of works is part of a long-term project, but speaking in the light of today’s terrible events, this series is more suitable for the title – Lost Paradise, everything that happens in Ukraine is hell in the broadest sense of the word, everything now is divided into before and after. All aspects of the past life are being rethought. If the original idea of this series was a game with eternal youth, now it looks like memories of bygone days and youth that has irretrievably gone.
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An open window to a restaurant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The subject of the photo in red seemed to perfectly juxtapose the teal color of the window frame. The male subject in the window seems to be looking at something within the confines of the structure