Avanto series is capturing the vulnerable moment when our
natural instincts and fleshly body is challenged with freezing cold water. It’s
an examination in which the steady line between the safe space outside the dark
and unknown water is exposed and captured. In the photographs emphasis is on
the first seconds of the body immersing into the freezing water. In Avanto the
viewer can also examine the beauty of the light reflecting through the thick
ice. The series exposes the most authentic and bare reactions. For one the line
between the water and the air is physical for the other it’s mental. The violent
reaction transitions into a soothing experience in which serenity and endorphins
overcome the initial shock.
“The biggest sources of inspiration and themes for my work
come from the nature. I am an outdoor enthusiast and have always been interested
in the cultures surrounding rural and outdoor life. I live through these experiences
and also want to deliver this to the viewer”.