Seasonal Affective Disorder is a condition that causes depression-like symptoms in seasonal patterns. My work focuses on the role of light in our general well-being and serves as a guide for reshaping our relationship with light by using photography. In Search of Light focuses on one particular element that alleviates symptoms of SAD, namely light. By focusing on a bright aspect, this work explores the different qualities and presences of light and shadow and how they interact with space.
Through the use of photography, I rely on light-induced images. These reflect how different light conditions and the manipulation of those can yield different results. The photographs I have used for this project were partly taken by myself and partly collected from other people. During the selection process, I focused on images that capture a sense of private moment rather than brilliant displays of light. As such, they illustrate how the play with light can take place within our own living space to alleviate symptoms of SAD.
Search of Light, 2020, publication