"What would we be without others? Since childhood, I have been capturing photographs of my family and friends, prioritizing them over unfamiliar faces. It was my way of preserving their presence within a small frame, forever holding a piece of their essence. As a solitary collector, I deliberately erased their images, safeguarding their true identity from prying eyes, cherishing them as my own secret keepsakes."
Through a blend of posed and candid moments, this series transcends the limitations of traditional portraiture and explores the profound impact of family, friends and fleeting encounters on one's life and memories. Each image represents a cherished memory, a fleeting moment, or a significant phase of life.
Rather than revealing the identities of those captured, their faces and bodies are intentionally erased, removing the external markers that define them to the outside world. This act of anonymizing allows the viewer to contemplate the universality of human connection and the significance of shared experiences.