Thought-Provokingly Surreal Depictions of Self-Discovery


Dublin-based photographer Martin Marcisovsky captures some interesting silhouettes fixed in equally engaging landscapes. These small figures appear to be either deep in thought or on some kind of journey with their backs facing us, the voyeurs peering into their dreamy scenes. The surreal imagery leads one to believe that these worlds are perhaps within the minds of each subject.

In his photo titled Me In Many Ways, we see a self-portrait of the photographer sitting atop what appears to be a misty riverbed at the bottom of a waterfall with an umbrella and a book at hand. It's an unusual spot for a read and raises many questions. What is he doing there? Why did he choose this spot to read? Is he lost? The photograph's accompanying caption gives some insight into the photographer's intentions: “Within the silence of a day, within the silence of a life time, within this life or the next, sit in this space and see, see the person you are.”

Whether the subject is a child or an adult, they each evoke their own level of self-discovery. Essentially, there are two ways to interpret each image–as a representation of feeling lost and isolated or a visual interpretation of contemplatively being in tune with oneself. It's up to the viewer's own intuitive perspective to decide how they interpret the intriguing series of works.








Martin Marcisovsky
via [Sinatra Blue]

Pinar

Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at NBC Universal, Penguin Books, and the Tribeca Film Festival as well as many other independent media companies. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies—anything from foreign art house films to mainstream blockbusters.
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