The photo was taken in 2010, a time of intensive social media development. It is a kind of vision of the future in which the real world loses out to the virtual one. „Online” is the question of where we are going? Will the new world dominate the old, real one?

The photo is inspired by the series of paintings „The Repentant Magdalen” by Georges de La Tour. In both cases, the composition is based on the light provided by a candle. Bright parts attract and hold the viewer’s eye, symbolically representing individual parts of the story that De La Tour wanted to tell us – the woman, a skull, a candle, a mirror, discipline, books…
the ”online" photograph is a portrait showing a man, perhaps at play or working remotely. But here, symbolically, the main part of his story is hidden in the dark, as if he were locked in a house, hidden from the eyes of others.

What do we look like today when we spend more and more time at home? How does this affect our self-perception?

2010, photography. Limited edition 10 + 2AP, print on the cotton Fine Art paper, 450×310 mm


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