Honorable Mention TIFA 2021 Fine Art / Portrait

All I Can Ever Be Is The Darkness We Knew

  • Photographer
    David Degelin

Close-up portrait of Siberian model Ekaterine Epifantseva. Shot outside, in the shade of the new library of the city of Ghent (Belgium. Inspired by the allegory of beaut of the renaissance artist Gandolfi, I created this intimate dark portrait, shot on the moment she was clearing the hair from her face.

I'm a photographer with a focus on portrait, street, and fine-art photography, and photography is my way of dealing with the world, people, stories, places, experiences. Photography is a therapeutic activity for me in a way, a survival strategy. I use light and shadow to capture what I feel, rather than what I see, and what I feel always takes precedence over what I see in what I do. I'm intrigued by the beauty of solitude, of people and places and in my work, this theme plays a dominant role.