I fear everything and more by Mafalda Melo
Obsessing about fears is an endless creative supply that I use on a daily basis to overcome certain obstacles. Being able to transform unwelcome thoughts into photographs helps me to focus on something other than the thought itself thus crossing the border to a more comfortable territory.
This stream is an infinite work in progress because I look at it as a recollection of events that can progress with me. Each image contains significant information – from recurrent or easily identifiable terrors (such as boarding a plane or facing death) to small absurdities that constitute an insightful mapping of experiences. Some, of course, can never be said out loud.
I am interested in documenting personal experiences and daily life with a twist of fiction, since my cinephile mind spends almost every waking minute wandering through images of films. I have stopped trying to divert one from the other (photography from film and reality from fiction) when I realized I am not interested in truth but in a truthful representation of feelings. As always, my images are inhabited by humans but they are neither close nor completely identifiable. They can be anyone.
Mafalda Melo lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal.
To view more of Mafalda's work, please visit her website.