Welcoming Frida Into My Life

 

Photographer Parthena Charistea is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From her project ‘Frida In Me‘.  To see Parthena’s body of work click on any image.

 

 

 

 

It was a painful afternoon in June 2014 when Frida was born inside me. I threw myself from the couch, I wore a colorful shawl and some bronze earrings, cut fresh roses from my garden, and took  the first self portrait. The transformation was redeeming and addictive … I loved her … because she loved her pain and clearly depicted her nightmares and her particular mental state. Frida sensitized her horror and at the same time dissolved it, giving a brilliant example of human power, inwardness and will for life, but not afraid of death at all! This series of self-portraits is an attempt to discover the Frida that lies within me and travel to her world, a world where there is no boundary between the objective real and the imaginary absurd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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By Parthena Charistea

 

 

 

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