Self Portrait Blooming

* The Awakening Photography has been awared with Honorable Mention in the Fine Art – Portrait Category of the 2015 International Photography Awards – IPA and the 2018 Px3 – Prix de la Photographie Paris.

Self-portrait Blooming. This series of photographs, from the photographer Mariana Fogaça, is about awakening her soul and blooming away from feeling suffocated and lost in her own mind, doubts and fears. It’s about self-encounter, knowledge and acceptance.

The photographs depict the feeling of manipulation and distress between Mariana’s mind and soul.

The roses represent the artist’s inner self, spirit and essence. To boom is to re-birth.

The background is dark, rough and has a subtle erase mark that symbolizes the end of an overwhelming moment, as well as the start of a new beginning.

These series of work were achieved with long exposure and real time overlays. Minimum post production has been done.



Limited Edition of 10 copies.


30x30cm; 40x40cm; 50x50cm; 60x60cm; 70x70cm; 80x80cm; 90x90cm; 100x100cm; 110x110cm.


>> Click on the images bellow to enlarge.


01- Awakening  02- Remember to Breath  03- Mind Tricks  04- The Real Me  05-  Trough Eye Should I See  06-Listening  07- Heart x Mind   08- Rising.


Award IPA 2015 – International Photography Awards


Awakenig Photograph: Honorable Mention – Fine Art Portrait


Award Px3 2018 – Prix de la Photographie Paris


Awakenig Photograph: Honorable Mention – Fine Art Portrait