Visions of untranslatable words

Saudade - Um Sentimento

The word "saudade" that only exists in Portugal is a certain feeling that can hardly be expressed in one word - therefore I tried to photograph the nuances of it . It tells a story of longing for something between wanderlust and melancholy. It does not necessarily have a bad connotation but also means dreaming away in memories . Herefore I gaze through memories of my own, showing situations that are not replicable but also I scenes of solitude and moments that are symbolizing melancholy for me .

“Saudade is a vague and constant desire for something that does not and probably cannot exist, for something other than the present. – Aubrey Bell

Photographed in Portugal

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