igor pjorrt

London Photographer Igor Pjörrt Captures the Intimacy and Loneliness of Youth

via Ben Rhodes (@muchtalk), a 20 year old student and artist based in NYC.

Igor Pjörrt is a 20 year old London based photographer. His art seeks to break the ideal image of youthfulness by capturing moments from his own life. Igor’s photographs lie at the precipice of emotion, self realization, introspection, both positive and negative experiences. He prompts viewer inquiry into themes of loneliness, idealism, and social issues. 

I asked Igor a few questions inspired by his Betelgeuse series below:

what is your art?

It’s giving away part of my intimacy to others.

what is your intention with your art? 

I want to give particular moments the chance to exist separately from everything else.

what is your dream?

To become one with someone I love.

what are you most afraid of?

Being misunderstood.

where do you get your drive from?

Meeting people and spending time with them.

what is important for people to understand about you / your art? 

That we’re in a constant state of flux and that we’re not necessarily one.

what does mindfulness mean to you?

The ability to remain passive and present. A harmony you rarely hear.

what role does stillness play in your life and art? 

Like all beautiful things it’s a source of frustration and consequently creativity.

what is a mantra or affirmation you are working on this year?

I’m trying to be more driven and unapologetic. I care too much about offending a hypothetical public who’d probably recklessly condemn me either way. But I also guess that’s one of the things that drive me in the end, to know that what I’m doing can be provocative despite its mundaneness.