Natalia Evelyn Bencicova – ‘Taste of Leaving’

Taste of Leaving‘ by Natalia Evelyn Bencicova – portraits of hope and change.
 
‘Taste of leaving’ was inspired by the feeling of hopelessness, but in the same way doubt and depression has been replaced by amazing energy and hope for a better future. It’s important to realize that sometimes we have to face the end of certain things in order to be able to step forward.”
 
Natalia Evelyn Bencicova - Taste of Leaving

Natalia Evelyn Bencicova – Taste of Leaving

 

The project was set in Cvernovka, a former sewing factory in Bratislava, which during the artist’s childhood had become a space for collective creativity and individual transformation. However a few years ago, it was also a subject to closure and feeling deeply connected with the place, the photographer started looking for an answer to ‘what is the taste of leaving?’

“People are the reason behind the existence of a place like this, the reason for its present magic and atmosphere. That’s why I decided to stage these people inside rooms covered in plastic as the single vivid object while everything else vanished into blurred memory. Things can be replace physically but the internal void remains.”