For this project, I got inspired by the Japanese photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto, specifically for his Seascapes photographs. In 1980 he began working on an ongoing series of photographs of the sea and its horizon, Seascapes, in locations all over the world.
Hiroshi brings to attention the importance of water and air - two familiar substances – that usually don’t attract attention and yet allow our existence. He says: “Mystery of mysteries, water and air are right there before us in the sea. Every time I view the sea, I feel a calming sense of security, as if visiting my ancestral home; I embark on a voyage of seeing.”
My relationship with the ocean and the feelings it brings me when I watch the combination of air and water - the horizon - in front of me, are similar to what Hiroshi’s described.
From this point I started to develop my project and think about my relationship with our existence, and life itself. How as human beings we try to live inside a safe shell, showing off our 'though skin', how 'strong' we are. Well, I am sure we are, outside, from others' point of view, but not inside, at least not all the time.