Intimate Space or 13/23

(900 mm x 600 mm) pigment ink print on archival paper x 6

I photographed this series between 2006 and 2008 in Sri Lanka. It covered many parts of the the island except for the North and the East provinces. Most of the contacts came through my family and friends. Intimate Space or 13/23 features the space of youth. It is a world of contradictions and expectations. This is a time of hoarding like no other; of joy, innocence, courage and vulnerability that is a very particular realm of the young. It is a fascinating time of anyone’s life. So was mine. But similar to many of my generation, my youth passed witnessing and experiencing the turmoil in the country due to the prevailing political situation during the late 80s and early 90s. This may have been one strong reason why I was attracted to do this series.

Part of Singapore International Photo Festival 2008