Surreal Photography That Explores One’s Inner Solitary World

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If you like dark, melancholic and surreal photography – look no further. Gabriel Isak is an incredibly talented photographer who likes to explore darker themes in his work and doesn’t shy away from the topic of mental illness and depression. Gabriel started exploring photography about a decade ago and coincidentally that was the time he first started to struggle with depression. Photography was a way to distract himself and also create and explore a different world, one he was in control of, instead of the real world which left him feeling sad and helpless. Eventually depression made him lose all passion for photography and he stopped taking photos. However, once Gabriel came out of it on the other end he’s been using photography to explore his feelings and his own experiences. His photography has a very melancholy and lonely feel to it, but it’s also magical and surreal in a way. The photos are both telling and full of meaning yet vague enough to have everyone choose their own meaning or relate in different ways. Here are some of his incredible works.

1. Let Go

How haunting is this photo?

Let Go | Surreal Photography That Explores One’s Inner Solitary World | Brain Berries

2. A Girl And The Shadow

A series of photos that will make you think and explore how you feel in your day to day life.

A Girl And The Shadow | Surreal Photography That Explores One’s Inner Solitary World | Brain Berries

3. This particular one is quite eerie don’t you think?

Quite eerie | Surreal Photography That Explores One’s Inner Solitary World | Brain Berries

4.It’s interesting how Gabriel depicts the shadow faceless yet ever present.

Faceless | Surreal Photography That Explores One’s Inner Solitary World | Brain Berries

5. No matter where you go, it’s always there, right next to you.

Right next to you | Surreal Photography That Explores One’s Inner Solitary World | Brain Berries

6. Wonder what he wanted to say by putting the shadow in front of the girl not behind. Do ever feel like a shadow of a human?

The shadow in front of the girl | Surreal Photography That Explores One’s Inner Solitary World | Brain Berries

7. Peace Of Mind

Is this photo really peaceful or does it make you feel like the subject is just trying to get away and find peace somewhere in nature?

Peace Of Mind | Surreal Photography That Explores One’s Inner Solitary World | Brain Berries

8. By Your Side

Who is always by your side? Is it your friend or your own inner self?

By Your Side | Surreal Photography That Explores One’s Inner Solitary World | Brain Berries

9. The Sea

The following photos are all part of the series called “the sea”

The Sea | Surreal Photography That Explores One’s Inner Solitary World | Brain Berries

10. Who is this blue faceless person floating in the water?

Blue faceless person | Surreal Photography That Explores One’s Inner Solitary World | Brain Berries

11. What does that bird symbolize? It’s strange how you can tell the movement was happening all over the place in this photo yet it seems so still at the same time.

Bird | Surreal Photography That Explores One’s Inner Solitary World | Brain Berries

12. Do you even just want to blend into the environment and disappear?

Blend into the environment | Surreal Photography That Explores One’s Inner Solitary World | Brain Berries

13. Feels cold and very quiet and serene yet a bit menacing. Or is it just me?

Is it just me? | Surreal Photography That Explores One’s Inner Solitary World | Brain Berries

14. Is that a little beginning of a rainbow in the corner? Not every day is dark and gloomy.

Rainbow | Surreal Photography That Explores One’s Inner Solitary World | Brain Berries

15. We’ll leave the interpretation of this one up to you.

Up to you | Surreal Photography That Explores One’s Inner Solitary World | Brain Berries


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