ennoia – defined.
ENNOIA // Ashley North Compton & Michael Patrick O’Leary // Stylist: Julie Bent, Hair/Makeup: Madison Belle, Assistant: Devin Conner
A photo works collaboration illustrating evidence of ones’ shadow aspect being exposed. Based in the Jungian idea of an unrevealed unconscious shadow, and combining fashion photography with visual metaphors; this series of three explores ennoia– the dead silence between thoughts and words. Similar to mythological themes of women; there is an invisible grayness that pulls into from the three women, respectively- exposing a half dead self and an insidious darkness seeping out.
Beneath the surface a person is suffering from a deadly boredom that makes everything seem meaningless and empty … as if the initial encounter with the Self casts a dark shadow ahead of time’. – von Franz, “Process” p. 170