Nocturno.



About the Project:


“Nocturno” is a long term project that spans five years documenting urban environments in the dead of night. It’s a subjective take on the documentary genre, that serves as a surreal diary concerning loneliness.

Throughout my life, I’ve been lonesome. Not alone, but lonely. This distinction may seem redundant, but one of the most common misconceptions about loneliness, is that it’s a feeling you have when you’re alone. You can be in a room surrounded by people and still feel lonely. In fact, being in company can often heighten the feelings of alienation that loneliness produces.

Loneliness is a form of disconnection, that creates an invisible gap between yourself and everyone else, like speaking a completely different language that only you can understand. It’s impossible to translate, so it only feels natural to speak it to yourself. 
Which is why the night has always been an environment I've gravitated towards. As a teenager i developed a severe case of insomnia, which led to the foundation of a separate world beyond my days, my night life.
What became fascinating for me, rambling around these empty dark environments, was the opportunity to see the world under a new light. To experience these urban environments without the mediating filter of our ideas about it, which made these spaces that were once familiar and populated with sounds and movements, acquire a dreamlike eerie quality. The night provided me with the context of an empty world, an abstract environment I could reshape, make new and strange.

“Nocturno” is the result of years documenting lonesome nights. As I navigated through empty cities and towns, bathing in the disarming yet intoxicating feeling of abstraction from society.