- WINNER Best Photobook Design Award – CCP Salon 2018
- FINALIST 2018 Australia & New Zealand Photobook Award
Enter a world where reality and imagination merge into one in Dream State, a captivating photography series that explores the depths of the unconscious mind.
Using black and white photography and image manipulation techniques, the artist creates a mesmerizing collection of images that capture the essence of the dream state. Blurred, grainy, and full of noise, the images draw the viewer into a world of mystery and intrigue, where the line between reality and fantasy is blurred.
Inspired by Freud’s psychoanalytic theory and the emergence of Surrealism, the artist uses his camera as a tool to express his deepest emotions, memories, desires, and thoughts. The resulting images are raw and unrefined, yet carefully sequenced to create a poetic and immersive experience. Each image is a doorway into a different realm, inviting the viewer to explore their own subconscious thoughts and feelings.
With every turn of the page, the mystique of Dream State deepens, beckoning the viewer to return again and again. Just like Messinis’s poetry, the book creates a sense of surrealism that is both captivating and haunting. “Dream State” is a timeless work of art that transcends the boundaries of reality and invites the viewer to lose themselves in the world of the unconscious.