Ariel Skovera

Photographer / Filmmaker
Melancholy Home
Location: Los Angeles
Nationality: USA
Biography: Ariel Skovera is a photographer and visual artist, located in Los Angeles, CA. 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 imagery are... read on
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. 

Also by Ariel Skovera —


2020 at the Table

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Homeland on Film

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Diabetic Stories: Zandra

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Always Be with Me

By Ariel Skovera / Philadelphia — A look into the life of Kathryn and her unbreakable friendship with Isaiah.

To Be Your Own Valentine

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During the Endless Days: A Self Reflection

By Ariel Skovera / Los Angeles, CA — The month of April had been quiet, both in the world and within myself. It was the first time in awhile that..


By Ariel Skovera — "Joyce" is a short film about a woman who copes with the struggles of everyday life by immersing herself in..

Typical Type 1

By Ariel Skovera — A day in the life of a Type 1 diabetic. On May 1st, 15 years ago, I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. At..

Remember / I AM

By Ariel Skovera — A narrative about coming to terms with yourself and loving your body fully.

After the (College) Party: Sierra

By Ariel Skovera / Philadelphia — A story about Sierra and how she is maneuvering through life as a recent graduate.

Zandra Getting Ready for Prom

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The Work Day

By Ariel Skovera — A short film about a day in the life of a father who starts his work day at 5:30AM at his first job, and..

The Farm

By Ariel Skovera — Located about an hour north of Philadelphia, PA, sits a dairy farm that has been operating for over 100..
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