Drifting From Reality

19 August 2015

Remember those tired Monday mornings, when the light slowly leaks in through the curtains and brings you back from your wonderous dreams into the busy schedule of reality?

He stares out of his window into the towering world around him. The sounds of the busy city whisper in through the cracks, softly clutching his ears and mind. Drawing him closer. Intriguing him. Closing his eyes again, stretches out the tired muscles, subtly drifting between daydreams and reality. He gets up and paces, listening to the acute creak of the crooked floorboards, tapping his fingers in rhythm with the buzz of the city below.

Photographer Vika Anisko captures Kristians at Starsystem models in this intimate and raw portrait series. The images unravel a story of a young, honest boy lost in the bottomless depths of his blissful imagination. Pulling you in with his deep gaze, youthful smile and tousled hair.

Close your eyes once more and slowly slouches back into the comfy chair. Listening to the soft sounds of your own rugged breathing and the sharp whistle of the cool morning breeze creeping in through the open window. Smiling to yourself as you hazily drifts in and out of reality, envisioning the endless possibilities of today.


Words by Katy Thomas.

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