"Traces " project is an attempt to enter the personal space of different people by photography. For most animals there is specific space fthey feelas their own. They mark their territory and they feel threatened when someone intrudes. Just like animals and humans aim for privacy and I wanted to get to know the private world of different people, so I decided to look into their homes, where they feel like themselves. I first started to peek through the windows, then I walked around the blocks. It took long time before I found the courage to knock on the doors. At first I had gone nowhere. Then my curiosity grew, I wanted to come in and see what's behind the doors. After a while I started to stop people in the street, to talk to the doormen and the sellers in the shops, gradually I began to find people willing to let me in at their homes. Noticed for my coming, they had time to be prepared. Some carefully arranged their homes, others just let me inside. I really hope that everybody will feel the “present absence” in this photographs. Because between what is visible and what is invisible is the space that is truly personal.
Еlena Geroska was born 1990 in Skopje, Macedonia . She graduated in Photography in the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts (NATFA) in Sofia . She has had solo exhibitions in Bulgaria, Macedonia and Austria. Her work appeared in Vice, Max, Capital Light and other leading Bulgarian magazines and the book Shot by Kern by TASCHEN.