Fine Art Film Photographer Mindaugas Gabrenas is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this dreamscape photography. From his project ‘Somnia‘. To see Mindaugas’s body of work click on any photograph.
So you leap from the ledge and, within seconds, find yourself observing the distant earth from above. You soar up and down like a bird feeling that disabling fear of weightlessness inside you – so typical of those who are afraid of heights.
There is an abandoned house of your childhood in front of you, full of familiar sounds, scents and moods that still seem to linger. It all comes back to you so vividly. You know this place better than anyone but you are wandering in the labyrinth of those sensations like a stranger and cannot find a way out.
This series is an attempt to enter an old museum without a ticket. Full of archetypical exhibits of your evolutional past: memoirs, vanishing fragments of being and visual ballasts entangled into the daily routine. It is a glimpse at yourself, so the ticket is not required.
With this series I am back to the theme of dreams. I capture these visions entirely in-camera using my handmade medium format hybrid and naturally affected colour film. I collect the moments of a second before awakening. Unexpectedly emerging artifacts, overflowed melting silhouettes – all this is an everlasting Morpheus Dream, always with us.
Timeless and spaceless
By Mindaugas Gabrenas