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The series Away they go is a way of detachment from the familiar through the process of visual representation. Through the process of taking photographs of known places, daily routines and especially loved ones, I detach from all of them as they became objects in my photographs.

The photographs were taken during the last summer I spent in Slovenia, before leaving for China and Asia for an extended period of time. It is not bitterness or sadness that I wanted to capture, but the unique moments that are a part of that specific place and also my unquietness and travel rush before leaving.

The series stand as a prologue, as the first part of travelling: the time of leaving.