BORDERLINE (nsfw)

From Blackholes session 5
We say it’s a line on a map, a fence in a field, something dividing, out there… a Borderline. I suppose you could say it’s also something inside us, separating spaces in our soul that we do not wish to wonder into. Places we avoid, try to forget are there.

Perhaps it is exactly in those places that we might find answers to the question why our lives seem to be determined by some sort of destiny rather than by our personal will. Perhaps they could shed some light on why history tends to repeat itself.

The easiest thing to do, would be to simply be inquisitive of ourselves. Yet again, that might also be he hardest thing. After all, when is the last time you truly looked at yourself? Still, sometimes those borderlines within us surface and become visible in the outside world, through our behaviour.

Just think of the way we are attached to that which hurts us, yet relentlessly persevere in maintining this attachment. Or think about how we may feel obliged to carry a burden that isn’t ours to carry and to heavy to bear, yet we won’t desist. Or simply pretending all is well, projecting an image of ourselves of strength and full of lust for life. Is that really who we are?

It would be all too easy to write it off as character traits, or to blame it on others even. We have a responsibility to question ourselves. So let’s have a look.

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From Blackholes session 9

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This marks the end of phase I of my #blackholes photography project for which I have travelled over 12.000 kilometers since mid-November, visited 9 locations, where I worked with 11 models to make these photographs, sometimes in rather extreme weather conditions. A great thank you to all the models that participated on this project until now. To be continued…