George Poulakis

Shadows Within

This series explores the duality of identity; the façade that we sometimes present to the world, and the selves that we inhabit when we are alone. I set out to examine these facets of my own personality, looking at the truth buried beneath the façade.

My images are a reflection of my state of mind, of how it perpetually oscillates between hope and despair. Light is glimpsed, but is otherwise absent, cloaked by a darkness that stems from within.

I am intrigued by this dichotomy of darkness and light, and by the balance that is formed when these two diametrically opposed elements come together. It is this spectrum – this grey-area of uncertainty – which forms the basis of my work.