"Inner Space" is a reaction and my answer to the classical portraiture based on capturing
subject's eyes and often making eye-contact with the camera. My intention was to try to find
some other less explicit way of portraying believing the inner state and the personality of the
subject could be presented in a different, much "wider" way, based on the experience and
understanding of the beholder. I started to develop the idea of a "dreaming" subject. Emotions
come to surface the moment looking at the camera becomes irrelevant. The surroundings become
part of the subject and their story, their inner space I am trying to explore. Most photos were
created as a part of this project but some where taken spontaneously, in the street, during travel
or in any situation where people were relaxed enough to join me in this exploration and new way
of looking at things.
For some of the photographs double exposure was used. Texture and things are included as the
elements that speak about the flow of thoughts and mood of the models. Colors on the
photographs and the details of the entourage have the same function. In the essence, everything
around the models is in the function of their inner space and thoughts that remain unseen behind
their closed eyes.
— Aleksandra Leković