Intimacy is a mirror

“Intimacy is a mirror. Intimacy is, for me, the projection of myself.
During the last 3 years, I started collecting passport-like pictures.
Firstly, I asked my friends, then my acquaintances, then I looked through my mother’s memories only to find out very little. I got, in the end, at finding these pictures randomly on the streets. And the unfamiliar faces staring back reminded me of the ways that I see myself sometimes. Like I do not know myself at all.
So little by little, picture by picture, I started to fill up a mirror. Soon, I won’t be able to see myself anymore. Soon, I will stare at the mirror and recognize myself in everyone else, best friends or strangers.”

text & image:
Adelina, 24

September 2019