During the past year, we’ve spent more time in our rooms than ever, with these spaces becoming a reflection of our lives. Love Letter to my Room is about finding beauty in our everyday spaces. Though to us, they may seem cluttered or messy, to others they tell a story. Rooms are not meant to be perfect. They’re a place for living, a place where we experience joy, a place where we experience heartbreak; they’re the most intimate space in a person’s life.
Authenticity was a huge theme in Sophie Rogac‘s final project. She started by researching artists such as Tracey Emin and Adrienne Salinger, who both provide a real and raw insight into the intimacy of personal spaces. She researched further into pop culture, listening to musicians such as The Streets and watching movies and shows like Human Traffic, Peep Show and Spaced, all things that don’t try too hard to create forced narratives and embrace the grittiness of youth culture.
Rogac spent a few hours with each participant, firstly going through their wardrobes and styling them in their own clothes, then discussing any personal interests or hobbies they had, enabling her to incorporate personal elements into each photograph.
Love Letter to my Room aims to celebrate our personal spaces, documenting the intimacy of young people’s rooms and the importance behind them. Every room tells a different story, and Love Letter to my Room is the opening line.