During their lifetime, every person creates their own limitations. We are prisoners of our own ways, remarks and loops which, just as in mathematics, exponentiate, multiply and create unrest. They make us unhappy. They make us believe that people that live near us are bad; they make us believe that the neighbours we share our fences with are bad. This is most frequently seen when we enter an apartment building or when we enter an elevator, where all of those present automatically take the role of an invisible observer. All that is left is to retreat into a corner and exit via the shortest possible route.
Through hidden photographs, this Master’s thesis depicts how the author approaches strangers. The photographs show interpersonal relations, emotional moments and the author’s reserved attitude towards them. The research-analytical portion of this thesis is based on psychological and photography literature, which discusses cases involving the management of anxiety with the help of photography.
Through personal self-image issues, this Master’s thesis researches and uncovers which limitations the author encounters in her own life and identifies her limit, as overcoming the fear of making new connections creates new possibilities for personal growth and fulfilment.