Indonesian photographer Mikael Aldo forms intimate scenes in each photograph, delivering an epic story with his ambitious ideas. All of his photographs capture a moment of intensity or transition, with his subjects transforming into trees, submerging themselves in water, or shielding a burning door. There is a clear allusion to death, whether through the overt use of skulls, or the more subtle falling images. Every moment appears serene yet there is a darkness lingering too.
The photographer looked to his own personal memories, emotions and experiences when creating each photograph. Aldo explained that his creative process involves numerous stages: “I imagine them moving. Alive. That is how I connect one element to the others. Oftentimes I also make sketches, and write specific details on how I want something to be”. His work follows a journey through the inner and symbolic worlds of ourselves, reflecting a need to embrace change, no matter how terrifying.
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