daniel serva expresses his changing emotional states through dreamy digital imagery
daniel serva expresses his changing emotional states through dreamy digital imagery daniel serva expresses his changing emotional states through dreamy digital imagery
feb 24, 2016

daniel serva expresses his changing emotional states through dreamy digital imagery

daniel serva expresses his changing emotional states through dreamy digital imagery
all images courtesy of daniel serva




when young artist daniel serva embarked on the ‘365 project’, a daily visual journal of his emotional state throughout the year, he couldn’t have imagined the impact it would have on him, and the thousands of followers he has since collected on his instagram page. the seamless integration of real imagery — shot on location in natural landscapes and urban settings — with post-production effects, forms a spectrum of both humorous and abstract compositions that reflect the sometimes wayward nature of life’s everyday triumphs and challenges.

[178/365] ‘the paper plane traveler’




at the project’s inception, serva began experimenting with different ways to communicate sentiments — like anger, shame, sadness, joy and grief — by using photography and digital manipulation as artistic mediums. ‘I started to see photography as a way of self expression. I understood how powerful an image can be that has meaning to you. I knew that photography was my way to escape, make catharsis and ‘be’ without even talking.’ now about mid-way through the project at day 182, the venezuelan student explores complex emotional themes with a surrealist twist, expressing his mental state through a series of otherworldly self-portraits and scenes. 

[117/365] ‘out of my head’

[175/365] ‘dos aguas/gabled’

[180/365] ‘inside chaos’

[166/365] ‘the beauty of silence’

[164/365] ‘universum’

[161/365] ‘global warming’

[168/365] ‘the light seeker’

[148/365] ‘small talk’

[127/365] ‘have you ever felt like drowning on earth?’

‘save my heart, don’t let it turn’

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