Alive At Midlife is divided in four chapters; Childhood, Youth, Midlife, and Onwards. The images were taken in public places and streets all over the world over the last three years (2015-2017), and are not intended as essays about stages in life, but rather how I see them today.
Thus Childhood is loving children and childhood, and as a father myself, being able to share a world I have relived, and not entirely left yet. Youth is unleashing the strength, passion, and self-doubt that ultimately configure what we become, all of which I feel very much still drives me. Midlife depicts the different currents converging now; the awareness and acceptance of one self, the pride and fulfillment from the loved ones, and the desperation of wondering whether this is all there is to it, always wanting more. Onwards is a first glimpse of the future, and both its uncertainties and full certainties.
My images, and the process of making them, make me instantly belong with individuals or groups of strangers, implicitly accepting me. The people in them could be anyone anywhere, including candid shots of my family as well. Sharing our life journeys for a brief moment that brings us in a surreal, emotional and intimate togetherness. As a result, I hope that the essence of who I am emerges inevitably.
Making me feel Alive At Midlife.