PAULA R. FEITO
PHOTOGRAPHING THE SUBCONSCIOUS
My work focuses on the expression of feelings, emotions and inner conflict; it is an attempt to seek to understand my relationship with the fears and doubts that have been assailing me since a manic-depressive disorder took over my life, affecting each and every area in it.
I use self-portraits to find a way of dealing with it and saying what I often can’t find the words to express; and which ultimately leads me to engage with the onlooker in a more intimate way within a shared space of feeling or fear.
The series I am presenting: “LibreMente” [Freely/FreeMind] and “Heavy” are an example of this; I use them to address issues such as self love-hate or the daily overload we burden ourselves with throughout life.