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Inspired by the Tarot card tradition, known to have originated in North Italy in the 15th Century, this project represents my interpretation of each character from the deck.
Tarot cards, believed by many to hold divinatory powers, give the reader great insight into the future. With countless interpretations, my main objective with this project was to give a personal perspective based on a reading of the present rather than the future.
To do this, I observed the people of my environment; those I interacted with on a day to day basis. I found artists with a strong, genuine moral strength, who had become immersed in their own creative spaces; caught up in their own worlds.
Having shot portraits of them, it soon became apparent that I was left with intimate portrayals of each; each card, each picture with a unique story to tell, each relating to a particular character from the deck and their experience of the place represented; a modern day interpretation of an ancient tradition.