Ariel Skovera

Photographer
     
Melancholy Home
Location: Philadelphia
Nationality: USA
Biography: Ariel Skovera is a photographer and visual artist, located in Philadelphia & Los Angeles. Her work focuses on the stories and moments of human life that many times are overlooked in this fast-moving world. Themes explored in Ariel's... MORE
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Melancholy Home
Copyright Ariel Skovera 2022
Updated Sep 2020
Location Philadelphia
Topics Adolescence, Aging, Black and White, Documentary, Dying/Death, Emotion, Faith, Family, Film, Film Stills, Friends + Family, Happiness, Hope, Joy, Love, Mixed Medium, Parenting & Family, Photography, Photojournalism, Relationships, Spirituality, Spotlight, Youth
Time has always fascinated me. It passes so quickly, yet some moments feel like they stretch for miles. Growing up, I consciously tried to be present in every moment. I documented everything; with the tools of photography, writing, and collecting.

As I continue to grow, and now live on the other side of the U.S., away from my upbringing and home, the nostalgia of time passed feels more potent then ever. And with the turbulent times of this year, past memories have become an escape when the present feels too overwhelming.

This project is a mixture of film photographs and writings that paint vignettes of memories of the past. They paint the emotion felt when one thinks of home and childhood. The innocence that dissipates as one grows; the wonder of a child that meets at a crossroads with the realities of an adult; the ever-present motifs that surround each human's personal milestones. As we march onward our memory serves as a bridge between of present and past, blurring the lines of what we know and what we feel. Ultimately, we come to realize that this is what
living is: a bittersweet kaleidoscope of memories, emotions, moments, events and thoughts. This is to be human. 
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