Red Zone by Seren Coşkun
I have been practicing to embrace imperfection in my life and to find the beauty within it. The more I let go of things, the more I let life surprise me. I find it refreshing and very inspiring.
I took this series with a point and shoot camera which I’m absolutely not familiar with. The film was an expired slide film, it was mostly kept in a humid & high temperature environment and it was exposed to x-ray. Basically everything that’s not good for a roll happened to it. The result – these post-apocalyptic colors which I fell in love with.
Seren Coşkun is a photographer based in Istanbul. The artist’s observant, detail-oriented character has been reflecting on her style of photography. While capturing the secrecy in portraiture, it is easy to notice that nostalgia plays a significant role in the creation of her work. “It’s all about trying to hold on to a moment and recall the feelings lived in that second” the artist states. “Sometimes the senses are waken by a smell that feels familiar, other times by a tune or a taste. Photographs make us remember in a similar, but a more powerful way by visually stimulating our memory blocks.”