As a photographer, I shoot people. As a psychology enthusiast, I dig deeper. I wanted to know that I wasn’t alone with my inner demons, so I created a photographic study where I asked 9 subjects to reveal their darkest fears to my camera. The key was to not to shoot a “before & after”, but an “outside & inside”: the first portrait is how the person presents themselves to the world, and the second is their embodiment of their demon – something they hide from others.


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After the second portrait was complete, I switched my DSLR to video mode, and asked each subject a couple questions on their feelings about this exercise – do you think you’re better off now that this has a distinct body? Will you change the way you feel towards this fear? Do you think it resonates with other people?

What about you, what is your deepest fear?

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Andrei

(Fear Of) Suffocation

Emily

(Fear Of) Emotional Attachment

Glen

Suicide

Irina

Self Doubt

Jessyca

Substance Abuse/Addiction

Josh

Afterlife

Rachel

(Fear Of) Rejection

Vato

Anger