Oslo / Norway.
Isabel Sancho works as a commercial photographer specialized in fashion and advertising.
In her personal work she likes to play with colors and different photographic techniques. She creates collage art works using physical photo prints into the new staged shooting and like that she is creating photographic layers as a different world within the photography.
She also likes to focus on political issues regarding women’s rights and existential questions about life and death. Her biggest sources of inspiration are from the cinematic art world made by Xavier Dolan and Pedro Almodovar, also books written by Lars Saabye Christensen and music from David Bowie.
She is based in Oslo, Norway, where she lives with her husband and two children.
Where are you now Bjørn Eirik?
This series was inspired by the shock and the sorrow I experienced when my uncle Bjørn Eirik had a heart attack, fell into a coma and died ten days later.
When I was at the hospital and he was in coma I asked his doctor if my uncle could hear me, or if he could have any thoughts or dreams.
The doctor told me that patients that has awakened from coma often told that they felt they were travelling.
A few days later I had a dream. In my dream meet my uncle and he is young, as I remember him when I was a child. He is happy and waves to me. Later in the dream I meet him carrying a suitcase, he has turned old. I try to talk to him, but he doesn’t answer. I call him but he is confused, and he doesn’t remember who I am. Days later he died, but I think he really died the day of my dream.
This series is about human existence.
How do we know that we really are here?Where are we when we are not here? What is the truth regarding our existence?
Could it be that there's a parallel world where we exist in a different shape, like another person?
This series wants to ask questions about why we are here, and what is the meaning of life.
In the series I use myself as a model. The photographs are collages of prints used in the shoot.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
This series questions the relationship between the real world and the subconsciousness.