Nadja Wohlleben Documents Her Relationship's Rough Patch

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Sep 19, 2014
References: nadjawohlleben & featureshoot
Nadja Wohlleben documents her relationship's rough patch in her new series 'Heartcore.' The project serves as a visual diary for Wohlleben; capturing intimate, sentimental moments between her and her lover, as well as instances of excruciating pain, isolation and loneliness.

Most of the images in the series were shot in the couple's home, an apartment in Dubai, punctuated by the occasional photograph in the desert or pool. Wohlleben notes that, while some pictures were taken during the heat of the moment, others were attempts to recreate past events. Her narrative jumps backwards and forwards in time, unfettered by the constraints of a traditional, linear narrative. Relationships are circular, they can simultaneously exist in the past, present and future. To convey the disorienting intensity of emotion, Wohlleben distorts the images, making it appear as though the two are in a blurry realm of perpetual confusion.

Wohlleben explains that the project acted as a catalyst, speeding the healing process; she says the two are now in a "better place than ever before."