IT WAS SO BEAUTIFUL I DIED 2, Camille McOuat
Photographies et textes : Camille McOuatThe series started as a way to pass the time during a quiet vacation in Yorkshire visiting my 90 year old great uncle, and quickly became a serious endeavor following the strong positive reaction I got from friends and other photographers. In these photos and in many of my street photos, I'm looking for the absurd side and the humor in life. A sense of mystery, and often a sense of being alone. At least this is what comes across in my photos more and more whether intentional or not. I'm very serious about my work, but in general I don't feel grounded. I feel like I could just die at any moment and nothing I do is important. Maybe lots of people feel like this leading up to the infamous age of 27. Like the landscapes in these photos, the world would just go on without me. But hey, if we're all going to die, might as well have an epic final vision!