TIFA 2022 Fine Art / Still Life

Les Oubliés

  • Prize
    Gold in Fine Art/Still Life
  • Photographer
    Balder Olrik
  • Agency / Studio
    Balder Olrik
  • Technical Info
    Sony A7riv
  • Photo Date

The mausoleums of Père Lachaise stand as time capsules of forgotten love and longing. Many have been fragmented and emptied of content, while others can only be sensed through grids of tarnished glass. Abandoned spaces where time left its quiet mark of ephemeral memories. A testimony of someone who once loved and was missed, but also that no love or longing lasts forever. For a year, my life was hanging by a thread. I had to face the reality of the inevitability of death. After my recovery, I decided to deal with my fear of death and began documenting the forgotten ones of Père Lachaise.