This serie is done using photographs on glass plates made by photographer Felix Laforest between 1900-1940 in Montenegro.
Felix's father, Franz Thriard de Laforest (1838-1911), was one of the pioneering photographers in the Eastern Europe. For decades, in my city, ¨Studio Laforest¨, firstly run by Franz and later by his son Felix, was synonymous with photography. Felix made my first photographs in his studio , when i was less than one year.
Six decades later i found Felix studio in almost original state.
In this project, using double exposure technique I have tried to made a time capsule mixing old portraits with modern motifs. The idea was to make a kind of bridge through time, facing past and present, and create a photographic dialogue between Felix and myself. Each photograph is a story, a kind of conversation, confrontation and contemplation of past times.
This project was a nostalgic and emotional journey which took me back to my roots but at the same time becomes a homage to the work of the Laforest family.