diana-marin-photography-self-portraitI am rooted, but I flow.”-Virginia Woolf

I am a Literature and Film Graduate, with a Master’s degree in Film, Photography and Media, and interdisciplinary tendencies. In other words, I like reading and analysing, as well as creating stories through writing, photography, digital art, and film.

This portfolio contains literary and photographic recordings of worlds both inside and outside my head, therefore it will also be a reflection of my progress.

Some recurring themes will be the Gothic, the uncanny, memories, dreams and surrealism, eerie phenomena, the charm of ruins and abandoned places, as well as liminal space between fantasy and reality, and between life and death.

I am fascinated by dreams & the unconscious, and the way in which they are reflected in the visual arts. I often experience Proustian moments of uncanny remembrances: Anything from a scent I feel when a stranger passes by, to an indistinct voice or a whisper, a shape on the pavement, a doll in the Antiques store, can carry me away on their wings to the past. Sometimes I explore this concept through photography.

Among my favourite photographers, you can find Francesca Woodman, Sally Mann, Man Ray, Duane Michals, Gregory Crewdson, Krist Mort, Natalia Drepina, Corinne Perry, Laura Makabresku, and the list is too long. My visual arts appreciation extends to cinematic movements as well, especially expressionist and Gothic horror, and to the paintings of John William Waterhouse.

My film taste is eclectic: from European art cinema, classical Hollywood films, old and new horror films to neo-noir, sci-fi, and fantasy films genre-wise, and films either directly concerned with or revealing something about psychology and dreams subject-wise.

You will often find me wandering in museums, art galleries, antique shops, cemeteries, and…cinemas.

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