Observed and Preserved
I find myself wandering around in a constant journey through the urban landscape. The act of photography has always been a form of meditation for me. Through the camera the city’s’ background sounds disappear and I become one with the scenery, learning all of its’ tiny details that are normally ignored by most people who’d rather keep staring at their phones.
My works lack the presence of people but are full of human presence. We are constantly leaving trails, both physical and trails that become memories. The images seem quiet, Images that preserve lifeless moments but it is in that silence that my senses come to life.
I open my own private album of images and my bag of memories in hope to provoke the viewer to do the same. The images bring back childhood memories, the smell of comforting dishes being cooked and sounds of careless, naive times and preserve a reality and an imagination that are combined together to tell a story anyone can relate to from their own prospective.
A5, 36 pages, Black and White Digital Print, Inside Paper – Splendorgel Extra White 100 gr, Cover Paper -Splendorgel Extra White 300gr, edition of 50, numbered, 15 Special copies with an 10×15 cm print, 35 Regular copies
all images and text © Yaniv Waissa for The Unknown Books