Hasn't man always, throughout history, been seeking for protection against a threatening outside world ?
Even in the contemporary, we still build walls, fences, hedges around us.
We create formulas of ‘safe havens’, designed to take away deeply rooted fears and insecurities,
while providing a perfect illusion (of self-protection). 'Stuffy shell’ reflects on this human inclination.
There is so much visual narrative to be found in the way we build, the way we domesticate the landscape.
This results in uncanny images: bizarre, surreal and sometimes frightening.... an unintended contradiction?

‘Stuffy shell’ was shortlisted for the Sony World Photography Awards 2018