The series Hearth is exploring what it means to feel at home. The inspiration for the work came from the personal experience of returning to Denmark after many years of living abroad, realizing that I lost the warm sense of belonging I once used to have. For this project I’ve photographed architecture models of classic functionalist buildings, some of the earliest representations of what would later become archetypes of the Danish homes. Placing doll-like people in the models, distant, without any connection to their surroundings, Hearth seeks to apprehend the concept of home in its absence.
Copyright: © Lise Johansson, Denmark, 1st Place, Open, Enhanced, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards