river's seat –
With Lillian Bendiksen

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like a solid rock,
make yourself a seat
in the river's stream
and take with you,
your solid dreams
and ambitions

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[it could all float away all these feels in the open]

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[this river's running deep inside me]

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Artist statement. (aka short note from me)

"river's seat" resulted in the random idea I had of putting a barstool in the middle of a river & just trying to create a shooting around that concept. I talked with Lilly & of course she was down for it. For 5€ we found the perfect second hand barstool for our concept.

I had a very specific image in mind that I wanted to create. The perception for "river's seat" should reflect a weightless, kind of mysterious & also dreamy & vulnerable feeling.
Lilly & the barstool – both of them placed demonstratively in the middle of the river's stream – represent a heavy stone that cannot be flushed away by the water's force. Just like that,
it's important to stand up for yourself in a society that tells you ten thousand differnt things & opinions. Always consider your own dreams & never forget what you are ambitious about.

Would you make yourself a seat in the river's sream?

x Melliphera

model LILLIAN BENDIKSEN
photography by MELLIPHERA
all shots taken with my LEICA M