Guardians of a parallel universe

PhotographerYlenia Viola
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

"Guardians of a parallel universeā€ describes the fragile equilibrium between white and black, silence and music, dark and light, air and vacuum. The Guardians of a parallel universe, a morphing interface, the crest of the edge. Reality and dream, with no direction to choose. This picture was taken -right there-, where opposed universes collide, where energy comes out of this continuous interaction.

About Photographer

I was born and raised in the Italian country near Torino, where I learnt the love for nature and light. It is there where I became what I am now. I am a daydreamer, fascinated on how light plays with the world around me and how everything changes during the daylight, in the dark of the night, or in studio. In photos I am often trying to represent a parallel universe, my universe, where the core part of my mind and heart reside. It is a world populated by creatures that are not humans, where the laws of physics are a bit loose, where time is almost a non-sense. In this universe I keep my dreams, my nightmares, it is where my alterego lives. And so the fairy tales, because they put us in connection with the other part of ourselves, the eternal one, in this parallel universe, the part that sometimes we try not to listen to, the part that provides us the hint of extraordinary. Fairy tales tell us that the impossible can become possible, the unachievable can become achievable and that magic and happiness can be reached.