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Out of work

 

Out of work is a photographic series reflecting on phases I experienced living with my partner. While I am a full time student, she is a full time employee. The roles and responsibilities in our household have shifted drastically. Change has never been easy anyhow; such situations can be strenuous because it’s a new life experience and I have to figure out how to keep our relationship healthy, protect our hearts and save our souls.

Being a traditional man, I have to experience another side of being a man in urban spaces. This is not about bragging about shamefulness but it’s an eye opening experience about serious challenges that some women and men face every day, this is my personal experience. Through this situation I learned to be very much handy at home; conducting minor house maintenance, cutting down expenses by controlling impulse buying, fixing broken accessories, cleaning the house, doing the laundry and cooking meals almost every day. I believe with all of the above we will able to meet each other halfway. There are things which are better than money. I think attitude is one of them. Every problem has a solution only if we perhaps change our attitude. Sharing my story is about healing my emotions, talking about things some men never feel comfortable to talk about and maybe somewhere I might touch somebody who is in similar situation.

In this photographic series I decide to photograph things I do when I am at home and even things I do when I have sleepless nights. With all of these things I am trying to make sense to men and be open about some situations. Maybe if we are open about our situations we might find healing somewhere and play a part of reducing women abuse.