Originally published in real time on Instagram account, the images from the series Cosmic Sadness are a visual diary and an experiment in private experience made public. Combining the immediacy of instant sharing and blue, desaturated, grainy filters, the series comments on the analogue nostalgia of the current digital generation and offers a new take on street photography which embraces technological development rather than turns to the past. The seemingly amateur technology of the mobile phone renders the photographer as an invisible observer. Photographed at the right time, at the right place and from the right angle, the images show everyday made strange. The ordinary and mundane is turned into its opposite: the exceptional, the extraordinary.
Contemporary photographer Latvia