«I wanted to talk about it.
Damn it. I wanted to scream.
I wanted to yell.
I wanted to shout about it.
But all I could was whisper "I'm fine."»
SOLO EXHIBITION February 2018
Fotografiens Hus, Oslo
ABOUT THE PROJECT
For one year from January 2017 to January 2018 I worked with this personal art project.
The "INSIDE OUT" project is a self-portrait series that deals with the feelings that flow in us from time to time throughout life. The painful, difficult and unpleasant feelings we repress and keep for ourselves most of the time. Feelings it's difficult to talk about or display - that forces us to protect ourselves by wearing a mask, hiding our feelings for the world around us.
I went a long way out of my comfort zone when I planned for this exhibition. These pictures are, with a few exceptions, photographed with only myself and my camera present, without thinking that others will see them, ever. I strongly believe that sharing your feelings, daring to put words on the things that you find difficult Allowing yourself to be vulnerable can be good therapy, if you are in a temporary crisis.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Beate Willumsen, born 18.07.70, in Oslo, Norway.
Live in Bærum, just outside of Oslo
Award-winning photographer - Autodidact
Since January 2013 I have worked full time as a photographer.
Mother of 2 boys