‘Opia’ by Simran Kaur
Simran Kaur is a surrealist still life, product, and creative portrait photographer and artist who you’ve probably heard of before as she has recently submitted her project ‘Fogged’ and ‘Reverie’ which I would highly recommend having a look at if you haven’t already. You can find more of her work on her Instagram @simran_k_01 and on her website.
“Opia is a sequel to my creative portrait photography project titled ‘Fogged’. ‘Fogged’ was talking about my experience with self-isolation and how lost I felt at some point in those 2 weeks. Opia, the sequel, instead showcases me finally coming back to reality after those 2 weeks. Coming back to reality still doesn’t feel real, it feels like you are still in a dream but you did realize that this is reality by the slow passing days of January and then the start of February. You don’t want to come out of your dream because that became your comfort zone and the reality doesn’t taste good to your eyes, ears and even taste anymore, but you are forced to come back once more in order to fulfill your actual dream, the dream you can live in reality. I’m submitting this work because I want people to understand that is fine to feel lost time, it is okay to feel like you don’t know where you are going, it takes time to realize where you want to go, it takes time to discover your identity.”