Hello friends and haters of change.
My project ‚The Certainty of Change’ reflects on the differences in lifestyle that come with a life changing event. Focused on changes that cannot be undone, this photo series makes the viewer question in how far the before and the afterwards collide through social expectations or through nature. These changes are for instance puberty, birth, death, permanent injuries, aging, etc. By depicting each of these scenarios in carefully staged photographs, I want to make the viewer get sucked into the situation and empathize with the character(s).
Can this series change the viewer’s perception and consciousness on a ‚certainty of change‘ and therewith, even ultimately change their own lifestyle?
For example: A young teenager is admiring her new leg hair in a mirror, while sitting in the midst of her toys in her childhood room. Her body is changing. In how far is she obliged to stop playing and proceed into the next chapter of her life?
A mother is holding her newborn while the father looks around the messy room. The scene looks as if these young parents were maybe not ready to have a child yet. In how far do they have to let go of their youth?