Collection of images in which I wanted to depict the internal world of solitary people who symbolize our own unconscious states. The work is inspired by the years I went through depression, where I wanted to reflect human experiences that would allow the viewer to reflect on their own journey.

I began exploring photography about 12 years ago; around the same time, I faced depression for the first time in my life as a way to express my state of mind. Photography allowed me to escape into a different world, the one which I was creating, a place and a story that was lead by me, not that I was led by. But after a few months, I fell deep into the arms of depression and lost all passion for the medium.

In 2014, when I had come out on the other side of the depression and was pursuing a BFA degree in Photography in San Francisco, I picked up the medium again and began to unconsciously explore themes of depression in my work. Everything I created reflected on the years I was living with depression, inspired by psychology, surrealism, and the Scandinavian landscapes that I grew up around.

From there on it has been a medium I use to document our internal world focusing on themes inspired by psychology, surrealism and our unconscious mind.

My work is very personal to me, and has been a sort of therapy to combat my own emotions and experiences I’ve had over the years, yet I try to make it as anonymous as possible in order for it to speak to each spectator that will view it, so they can reflect back on their own journey in life through interacting with the internal world of the figures shown in my work.

More info: Instagram | gabrielisak.com

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Disintegration

Disintegration

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tima 4 weeks ago

I felt that, a very cold and lonely disintegration

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The Flight

The Flight

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Sparrow Flying Free 4 weeks ago

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Please tell me that I'm not the only one with a dirty mind here...

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Let Go

Let Go

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goodmorning 4 weeks ago

This photo makes me think optimistically. That person let all the black balloons go and there is only one more..Maybe the hardest one but keep thinking positive and this balloon will go away and one wonderful smile behind of it ,is ready to shine and it have the power to color this picture, Keep trying, you can do it....

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#4

In-Between Memories

In-Between Memories

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Ayasophya Alturas 4 weeks ago

sums it up.. :(

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Sinking Into Depths Unknown

Sinking Into Depths Unknown

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Non-New-Toni-An 4 weeks ago

I think many photos about depression are unoriginal. But this one does actually represent depression very well.

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Peace Of Mind

Peace Of Mind

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Eclipse

Eclipse

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MPaula Whelan 3 weeks ago

Turning to reality?

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The Battle

The Battle

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Richard Taldo 3 weeks ago

Wow, that's interesting.

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Beneath

Beneath

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MPaula Whelan 3 weeks ago

Into the unknown.

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Nightfall

Nightfall

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Ostracized

Ostracized

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Faramir10 4 weeks ago

If you don't be like we want you to, you won't be accepted.

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Synergy

Synergy

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Rahel Barkan 3 weeks ago

Black is solid, white has many shades. The dark disappears into the white opening

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In-Between

In-Between

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Ayasophya Alturas 4 weeks ago

that's the feeling of being small, cold, alone.

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The Silent Flight

The Silent Flight

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Existence

Existence

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MPaula Whelan 3 weeks ago

Each alone.

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Discovery At Night

Discovery At Night

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Illumination In The Dark

Illumination In The Dark

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Ines 3 weeks ago

You have more power over depression than you may think. Believe me !

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#18

The Shadow And The Self

The Shadow And The Self

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Prisoner

Prisoner

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My Queen 2 weeks ago

Spot on

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Into The Black

Into The Black

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The Red Line

The Red Line

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MPaula Whelan 3 weeks ago

not tethered

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#22

The Observers

The Observers

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BusLady 3 weeks ago

Sometimes you believe that everyone is watching you and judging you.

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Into The Blue

Into The Blue

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BusLady 3 weeks ago

I interpret it as wanting to disappear.

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Blue Moon

Blue Moon

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BusLady 3 weeks ago

A loving hug can do wonders. With depression, you can feel that you don't deserve love.