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Every week an artist is featured whose single image was published by Der Greif. The Feature shows the image in the original context of the series.

Sunniva Hestenes - Shedding

Nov 10, 2021

“Shedding” is a photographic project that tries to explore how an image can provoke emotionally charged reactions using colors and associations. With this thought and a starting point in my own emotional life, I wanted to understand more about my own fear of expressiveness, photography as an expressive medium and potentially create a world where I no longer had to downplay these feelings.
 
The vast majority of young adults will face reality with a desire to scream out loud, stand up against injustice and to seek attention. This is something I very much wanted at the time of this project, but which I simply couldn’t do as it was easier to maintain a neutral mood than to be confronted with my own behaviour. I had a strong ambivalence regarding taking up space when I to a certain extent wanted it, but also feared it.
 
This project was a product of both personal and global change where the absence of routines and human contact invited you to an investigation of everything one does not necessarily want to acknowledge in everyday life. In my case, this was to cope with my own emotions.
 
My hopes for this project was personal change which is something I thankfully can say that i achieved.