Felipe Enger: Somnium – The Great Escape

Our minds are intricate networks of ideas, thoughts and emotions. Some of them are trapped in the depths of our unconscious and can only be accessed while we are asleep. The beauty of dreams is that you lose control of your mind and connect with an obscure part of yourself.

I visualized this project through dark, black and white, blurred images as a way to convey the feelings involved. The idea was to create a fragmented narrative that would interconnect the pictures throughout the series. During the creative process I divided the images in two categories:

Landscapes - which help create the idea of feeling trapped and lost.

Portraits - which represent my own personal experiences, especially during my process of coming to terms with my sexuality. Initially, only in my dreams I could express myself freely and be who I wanted to be. I chose to use my boyfriend at the time as the main model/character of the project as he represents the closure of this process of fully accepting myself.

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