Maia Akiva is a photographer currently living and working in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She just graduated from Bard College with a B.A. in photography and will be moving to France in the fall to teach and take more photographs. Today we share her series Metanoia.
“Metanoia: A transformative and spiritual change of heart; to turn to the light.” This series focuses on the underlying spirituality in everyday life and aims to bring these moments together to create a paracosm, or a detailed, imaginary world created inside one’s mind, that encompasses the nostalgia of childhood and the magical tendency of light. A particular kind of light has a certain power to transform reality and create a moment that is otherworldly. With these photographs I want to cultivate a sense of a different or strange reality that is grounded in the real world, specifically a world seen through the eyes of a young girl.
To view more of Maia’s work, please visit her website.