Post 'Nevermind the Bollocks' (After the Sex Pistols), but before A Fracture of Reality
After delving into the invisible unknown of the microscopy in her previous project, through her project A Journey Within, 2019 Riesner explored a different invisible unknown, specifically her mental health, through shooting relentlessly and often. As a sufferer of Seasonal Affective Disorder, she felt the need to escape, and has used her layout to portray this. Within the images are landscapes both real and fictitious, representing the sense of unease and disconnect she felt to her world around her.
Spanning over a period of three months, this body of work came about as a form of self-expression and a way of processing my diagnosis of depression. In my ruthless attempt to re-discover and find beauty in the world around me, I photographed relentlessly, capturing the smallest of details, and making them larger than life. Creating my own snippets of a somewhat otherworldly, and beautiful, reality.