Gökhan Tanrıöver - Confessionals
At this time of year we like to look out for fresh graduate talent. We head to the Source Graduate website and are always amazed at the diversity of the projects and quality of work.
A project that really stood out to us was 'Confessionals' by Gökhan Tanrıöver, a recent graduate from the University of Westminster, London.
"In a trance of introspection, I began to recollect my childhood memories to link my current thoughts and behaviours to gain a deeper self-knowledge. The expression or performance of my identity is informed by these memories: those that are recalled and those that remain hidden below the surface.
Confessionals is a series of analogue still-life photographs rooted in my autobiographical memory. The studio and the darkroom serve as the physical space where a meditative state facilitates a form of auto-therapy. The accessed childhood memories, first voiced as a textual confession, are used to construct an image as a method of enriching my understanding of the self."
Gökhan's photographs relate to autobiographical memory and notions of identity. Each images is striking in its simplicity and sophistication, yet beyond each image lies deeper meaning and lived experiences.
What we found most inspiring about Gökhan is that photography is his second career, having originally studied medicine at Imperial College and worked as a doctor, he made the decision to pursue his passion for photography. Since graduating from his BA, he has secured a place to pursue MA Photography at the Royal College of Art. Good luck!