Honorable Mention TIFA 2022 Fine Art / Portrait

Where Oceans Meet

  • Photographer
    David Degelin

A portrait series inspired by ancient siren stories as well as the song 'Emigré' by American songwriter Alela Diana. The portraits feature Siberian model Ekaterina Epifantseva, who had to endure the coldness of the water as well the powerful waves. Shot floating in the Northsea Channel, off the coast of Belgian coast city Ostend.

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.