In this set for Photo Stories, Belgrade-based filmmaker and photographer Irena Fabri gives us a glimpse of her exploration into the often emotional journeys that take place in the human mind.
In place of individual photos that coalesce into a single narrative, she crafted mini stories in the form of diptychs brought together by a thought process. One image shows a pensive model lost in her thoughts, and the other reveals the destination she imagines immersing into. The unseen dimension where the two intersects is what Irena calls the “Third Place.”
“In a certain sense, the models physically belong to places where they are, but internally, their aspirations are directed to relocation,” Irena shared. “’Third Place’ actually represents the space which accommodates our intangible, internal world from where everything originates. The series deals with state of mind and reviews the moments where the need for travelling awakens with the help of imagination.”
A body of work simmering for a long time, Irena accumulated the images taken using a Pentax ME for “Third Place” over the course of six years and only put the series together recently. The landscapes were taken at various locations during her travels, while her close friends served as models to best represent her desire to channel the intimate world of an individual.
“They are the people with whom you enjoy the silence. I decided to illustrate their emotions and relate them to places where they could find themselves. I find accuracy in work very important, primarily in capturing the model’s character.”
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