Inspired by the films of Carl Th. Dreyer and Ingmar Bergman, Catarina recently went to the Nobuyoshi Araki’s exhibition in FOAM, Amsterdam. Lina Scheynius’s black and white work captivated her, along with the work of Laura Makabresku.
With this artwork I aimed to capture a person‘s acceptance of an illness or condition, and afterwards his reconciliation with the environment that surrounded him.
As it was my grandfather who I photographed, there were difficult times where I could feel how hopeless he was and it was hard for me to try to capture it. In the end I felt that this was very therapeutic for both of us; we faced the darkness together.