2019 / Fine Art / Portrait

The Lost Swimmer

  • Photographer
    Elena Paraskeva

The character in the series serves as an allegory for the self-conflicted individual, the one who is lost in doubt and fear and is unable to be who they are meant to be. To the observer, fulfillment in the form of swimming is easily within reach, truly just a step away, but to the character, it is miles away, simply unattainable. Eventually, it becomes easier to repress the longing, but inevitably, this leads to her emotional drowning, and complete inability to grasp on to the life rings that come her way.