TOKYO-2020 Book / Fine Art

I Needed The Ocean

  • Prize
    Bronze in Book/Fine Art
  • Photographer
    Simon Riva
  • Photo Date
    2010 / 2020

The project faces certain feelings of shame and embarrassment through a retrospective on the photographs I have shot, for no apparent reason, in the course of the years. Shame and embarrassment, whose degenerations have left a mark on my life and led me to see the world through a filter for concealing my face (the camera), are also feelings that have generated the fluidity of contemporary society. “I needed the Ocean” puts the accent on the photographic  discourse and the way in which an image goes beyond the mere representation of a subject, to resonate with archetypes and the unconscious.