I fear time. I fear not being present because of my fear of time.
Looking through photographs and creating own stories from memories you can’t remember being a part of. Or trying to live through those moments as if you make a different beginning or ending. Trying to go back to that period, simply because it’s not in the present. Trying to stop time for a while.
Photography to me has been a way to collect memories. Looking back has no limit. It takes me to a place where an existential anxiety has no room.
In this project, I use photography as a tool for reflection through the word “disposable”, as looking at existence as something like an object designed for short usage, yet with a purpose.

Cecilia Riis Kjeldsen works with photography and video based in Oslo, Norway.

Kjeldsen graduated at Bilder Nordic School of Photography in the spring of 2015 with a major in narrative storytelling. Recently she had her first solo exhibition and is participating in a juried group exhibition through Uncertain States Scandinavia. Themes as identity and internal calls are central issues in her work seen through a combination of various techniques and expression.

As an artist, she finds inspiration in smells, sounds and colors and how these three elements help as a personal diary to own memories and experiences, but also dreams and thoughts.

See more of Kjeldsen's work on her website and Instagram. // SHOP Kjeldsen's VISCERAL8 prints here.