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On a cold November day in 2014, I was sitting in the small kitchen in my studio apartment, with a hot cup of tea in my hands. My eyes were fixed on the bare tree branches outside the window when suddenly a strong desire to photograph them arose within me. I knew that what I wanted was not a clear depiction of real… Read More
On a cold November day in 2014, I was sitting in the small kitchen in my studio apartment, with a hot cup of tea in my hands. My eyes were fixed on the bare tree branches outside the window when suddenly a strong desire to photograph them arose within me. I knew that what I wanted was not a clear depiction of reality, but the image of how I felt at that moment. This is how SelfSegments began.

Three years later, armed with a flashlight and the wrong chemicals, I was trying to break the cycle of scanning film by developing my first photogram. The process was frustrating and the result, unsatisfying. When I finally used the right amount of light and proper chemicals, the image seemed to be perfect, thus completely disappointing. Out of curiosity, I tried to make a contact sheet, picking "Honesty in Distortion", a series of self-portraits where the film was soaked and the negatives were smeared with ink. Since then, most of my work has been created in the darkroom.

I cannot yet say with certainty what SelfSegments is about, because I don't like defining things when they're evolving so fast, but I know that my work is a diary, a mirror, and a giant sketchbook.
Anaïs Nin said that writing is a means for tasting life twice. For me, photography is a way of tasting it deeper.

When I don't use the camera, I paint, either on top of the photograph or on a canvas. This too is a language that is still evolving. - A.I.
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