Otok (island in Croatian) is a photo book in progress.

I’ve been capturing photographs of Korčula, an island off the southern coast in Croatia, since 2014. This collection of images document my spiritual connection with the natural environment of Korčula, a place that I have visited almost every summer since I was a small child. Korčula for me represents a return to nature, or the symbolic womb. When I am here—completely immersed in the sounds, colors, and scents of the island—I feel completely at peace with both my internal and external worlds.

These photos also explore the warmth of belonging to a place, and the intimacy that develops from our recurrent visits during different stages of our lives. Otok speaks to the sense of safety, stability, and “being held”—as well as the feelings of joy and bliss—that we can experience through our relationship with places and spaces that are dear to us.

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