Little Deaths and Fears
“Little deaths and fears” is a collection of stories translated into 15 dark/surreal and thought-provoking visual representations and photographs from his earliest days to the present.
Each represents a depiction of what it feels to be in that character’s story created in a cathartic experience of putting thyself in the death and fear scenario briefly losing the senses of safety and certainty; becoming powerless by all means and feeling the discomfort of being near around things that haunts us— the process of allowing ourselves to feel, acknowledging our weaknesses and fears and finally looking right in their eyes taking them out of that darkness and shedding light on them, that way we could understand them for what they really are so they could become something that isn’t scary anymore.
Although death and fear are both universal, the goal is not to force the story but to have the viewers project their own ideas on it and then lose themselves as it happens.
PHOTOGRAPHS BY JES ABELLA
Jes Abella(@jesabellafineart) was born on January 1, 1994, in Burgos, Pangasinan. He grew up in a place far away from the city and thus he has always recognized his love for nature.
His most tragic childhood memory was how his dreams got stolen at the age of 5, which led to him growing up not knowing what his dreams are nor what dreams really meant. Lost in that place of doubt, fear, and anxiety; he found comfort in darkness and solitude.
And with what he calls ‘his light’, he set forth on a conquest of fear, on a journey of re-recognizing his dreams, picking up anything that would echo the fragments of those dreams and sharing every encounter of it with the intent of eventually building a library of beautiful tragedies made out of fear, heartbreaks, sadness, and grief.
Breaking the stereotype of being a camera-shy photographer, he puts himself in front of the camera to become someone else, a character fitted to play the main role in the story of his personal wonderland—a place where madness is applauded, where darkness unveils its beauty and beauty manifests in the dark.
This art of escapism grew from a selfish desire for satisfaction into a legacy of inspiring curious people who desire to dig deep into their craft and in their lives.
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