In one of her latest series, NYC-based photographer Josephine Cardin explores a very personal and misty underworld which touches us all through a number of self-portraits.
The suggestive name of the series, Keep Me Silent, perfectly represents the universe behind every photograph: a world of deep fears and dark secrets each one of us unwillingly nurtures deep down. “I wanted to give the illusion that the subject wanted nothing more than to float and be free, all the while not being able to let go of this burdensome weight holding her back. Until she finally lets go, forcing the suitcase open, her heavy cloud is lifted and vanishes away”, says Cardin, just to conclude with a quote by Jim Morrison:
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.