I can’t get Eylul Eyloo‘s photo series ‘Never There’ out of my head. There’s nothing to them though; beautiful locations, the same word repeated on each image, an obvious reflection on a better time, yeah, yeah, so what. But perhaps that’s it. That’s enough. To affect you, to get under your skin. It’s a universal feeling. Perhaps I’m enamoured to them because i’m just back from a week of sun and family – i’m in an emotional state. Either way I saw them, said no, they’re not going up. But, hours later came back to them, couldn’t help myself. And now they’re here for you.
When trying to look at them objectively I think they work because the locations are beautiful (I presume somewhere in Turkey as that’s where the photographer hails from) and the sentiment is so utterly abject. So desperate that eventually it disappears into misery. You tell me. As one source said about them:
the emotional series visually captures feelings that often go unspoken. Each of the photographs by the Istanbul-based artist taps into two types of guilt. The first is being in these locations while the others cannot, and the other is missing someone despite being in the midst of nature’s paradise.
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