Pain Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

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Is the photographic act capable of conveying the essence of an event? "Pain is in the eye of the beholder" is a project that addresses the notion of surface in photography and the inherent difficulty to actually convey the core of an event.

30x45cm, Aluminium print

“Indeed, the most intense feeling we know of, intense to the point of blotting out all other experiences, namely, the experience of great bodily pain, is at the same time the most private and least communicable of all. Not only is it perhaps the only experience which we are unable to transform into a shape fit for public appearance, it actually deprives us of our feeling for reality to such an extent that we can forget it more quickly and easily than anything else. There seems to be no bridge from the most radical subjectivity, in which I am no longer “recognizable,” to the outer world of life.42 Pain, in other words, truly a borderline experience between life as “being among men” (inter homines esse) and death, is so subjective and removed from the world of things and men that it cannot assume an appearance at all." ― Hannah Arendt, The Human Condition

30x45cm, Aluminium print

30x45cm, Aluminium print

30x45cm, Aluminium print

30x45cm, Aluminium print

30x45cm, Aluminium print