waking life

"Waking Life" is a homage to the disappearing monochrome dream world.

Some researchers suppose that it was the childhood exposure to black-and-white photography, movies and later television that made the world dream for almost one century in shades of grey, a phenomenon that was probably nonexistent before and that is about to disappear again. Since i have realized that i dream in black-and-white myself it has been fascinating to me. Indeed in my family in Prague we had until the late 1990s only a black-and-white TV. I don´t miss colors in my night dreams. Their absence opens spaces for imagination. My daydreams on the other hand are lacking all colors, even black and white, as i rather feel than see them. But also here the black-and-white visualization feels natural to me.

 

For me, a photograph is a result of two worlds, the outer world and my subconscious and sensual inner world, melting into one image. The series explores my lucid dreams, daydreams and this very alchemy of photography.

 

A haunting dream hit the windshield.

On the road to the subconscious mind.

With no driving licence. What a ride.