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Silver 2020 Fine Art / Portrait

A Long History of Dark Sleep: Anxiety and Insomnia Self-Portraits During The Pandemic of Covid-19

  • Photographer
    Diane Fenster

In this time of Covid-19, I sleep alone but fear is my lover. We embrace fretfully and stare at the ceiling. This is my chance to record anxiety, to photograph the noir that surrounds me and find some truth and perhaps beauty in the dead of night. The camera comes to bed with me and a flashlight is my light-source.Coming face to face with potential death carried on the breeze by an invisible agent has the power to propel me to self-examination in spite of distress. My aim is fretful, the focus unsteady. It's all about chance, isn't it, what the lens captures, who gets the virus.