Born and living in Pula, Istra, Croatia, Sandro Sardoz does not consider himself a photographer but an enthusiastic photo fanatic. In reality, he is all-rounded, a very versatile photographer with knowledge and command of all genres. However, he has a soft spot for self-portraits.
In the city where he lives, he has discovered a fantastic environment, abandoned, desolate, decadent places: military base, hospitals, farmhouses, factories…
“They are hard to approach and enter and once they are closed (which is usually the case), it is time to find new places.” In those places, he sets himself, in those bare and raw places just like himself.
Creating images, from imagining the scene to shooting, is almost always on the spot and alone. Having no costumes, no wardrobe, he almost always presents himself only with his body and his poses … Loneliness. Silence. And defiance.
Abandoned, desolate, decadent places
Loneliness. Silence. And defiance
“I set myself, in those bare and raw places, like I am.”
„I don’t feel that it is necessary to know exactly what I am. The main interest in life and work is to become someone else that you were not in the beginning.“ Michel Foucault
“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” Marcel Proust
“I have a feeling of complete balance. The sea, the house, the loneliness, the light. Everything is clearer. Much more precise. I have the feeling that I am living on a limit, and I’m crossing that limit sometimes.” Ingmar Bergman
Passage by Sandro Sardoz
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