Untold Stories

Kuwait - 2013

I’ve always been moved by stories. When I was a child I preferred to hear them from my mom rather than watching them on TV or hearing them from anyone else. My moms’ versions were always pure and interesting. I remember asking her to tell the same stories every night over and over again for years. I started imagining every single detail in these stories until they became sort of a reality for me in what looked like a dream! In Dreams you’re always more beautiful than reality. You’re always happy and with the ones you love and no one will ever hurt you.

But I grew up and started to forget these stories. I realized it’s impossible to live in a dream your whole life or you will be living in a lie. That was the point when I wanted to recreate my dreams by making a parallel universe were I can be here and there at the same time. I didn’t just want to take pictures, I wanted to expresses a feeling beyond the photograph. These aren’t just about the subject it self, instead they extend to how they make you feel and tell the story of the forgotten and things that we don’t talk about anymore. They hope reminisce with the memories, feelings and the people who don’t live with us any more…

 Mohammed AlKouh