Over the years, I have gone through some tough trials. It started at the beginning of high school when I began to lose interest in the things I loved, like painting or sunbathing in the light that comes through my bedroom window. I stopped taking care of myself, which also resulted in not attending classes, not eating properly and irregular sleep. I began to lose my thoughts along with my creativity. I was in my own world and I lost myself in it. Since starting university, I have realized that I want to get better and it has been a long and challenging process. Throughout this past year, I have been a lot happier than I was the past couple of years and I am really proud of the progress I have made. It was a slow process but it feels good to come to the realization that I will be okay. Yes, there are still some rough days, but it is not the end of the world for me. This series consists of self-portraits taken in my home and is about the process of my own healing, to remember who I am and what I like to do. Life can be tough sometimes, and sometimes your vision and thoughts can be clouded without you noticing it. Getting better is not a fast process but, eventually, with time and effort things can turn out for the better.
Sofia is currently a student at Ryerson University completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She is twenty years old and lives in Mississauga, Canada. Sofia practices freelance event photography, while in her personal work she is influenced by cinematography and conceptual photography. Sofia shoots still-life, portraiture, conceptual, and street photography as well as practices other forms of art such as drawing and painting.