Almost three decades after the breakup of Yugoslavia and the bloody Bosnian war, I aimed to challenge or reaffirm certain perceptions I had about Serbia and permeate the filters regarding this foreign reality. In a similar vein to previous photographic projects I have documented in Eastern Europe, I approached this environment with a quiet mind allowing my personal experiences to shape the images I took. My curiosity lead me to explore what life is like in Serbia for a community with such historic and formative events within living memory. These personal experiences and the resulting images ruminate around aspects of national identity for those documented in Serbia. This project also contemplates my future as a citizen of the U.K as the British State promotes separation from the European Union and its neighbouring populations.
Colour Film Photographs made in Serbia, 2019.