States of dreaming

Self-portraits about the experience of the oneiric world

Falling asleep
Falling asleep
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Lucid Dream
Lucid Dream
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Awakening
Awakening
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The aim of this photographic series is to create images that try to represent the different states we experience in the period between wakefulness and dreaming. This period has always interested me because it is the only time when are able to experience the real melting with the fictional.

In the first image recreates the start of the journey. The light represents the sunset, which is the moment were both the subject and the sun, start to fall asleep. The second image recreates the subject inside of the the dream world. Dreams are experienced as fluid visions that are represented as smoke around subject's head. The last photo captures the subject coming back from the dreamworld. It is represented as a sudden falling from the flight you are in while you are dreaming. The image also captures in the background a sunrise that represents the beginning of the new day and the conclusion of the dream's trip.