Project (Dis)comfort

Project (Dis)comfort

What happens when artists portray their nightmares and combine it with surreal art? Something unique and beautiful, disturbingly beautiful. 

“Project (Dis)comfort began as a combination of upholstery and the body, inspired by surreal art and vivid nightmares. The intention was to create an unsettling and disturbing experience for the viewer so that they could experience the unnerving feelings. This is overall softened by the use of luxe fabrics and fine detailing.” - Ginne Day (project founder, Artist)

When Ginne showed me her work for the first time, I knew that it is something special!

When Ginne showed me her work for the first time, I knew that it is something special. It didn’t take me long to create photographic ideas for this project. I wanted to show her creations but not as simple product photography. Images had to be as surreal as the creations themselves. So I decided to photograph them all separate and make them unnaturally big.

Overwhelming, surreal experience, vivid and intense, like Ginny's nightmares.

The idea was to make realistic photo manipulations which would convince viewers that the picture was a reality. Overwhelming, surreal experience, vivid and intense, like Ginny's nightmares. After all, a human mind is an ongoing machine we still don’t know much about. However, It gives us the ability to create. 

It only takes a spark, one thought which makes everything fall into place.

Ideas inspired by ourselves can be the hardest to portray. It takes courage to open up to the world and reveal your deepest secrets. Not many people can face their fears. Well done Ginne for your efforts and remarkable artwork you produced!

All artwork credit: Ginne Day
Photography: Piotr Photography

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Piotr Skoczylas

Piotr Photography, Cardiff

Cardiff based surreal portrait photographer. Being different makes a difference.