Book creates space to ponder the period of life, where experience and joy are juxtaposed with stereotypes related to inevitability and senility. In works exhibited, senility is perceived as a period of gained experience, memory, reflections, dignity and courage. Contemporary society is inseparable from social networks and cult of youth, however this cult exposes the problem of an aging society. This inevitable process is considered as something that should be stopped or reversed. Fragility, decay and mortality becomes synonyms of senility, although they represent just a tiny fraction of this period of life.
“With my photographs, I try to narrate the death of youth, just like those cemetery daffodils as were regarded by the ancient Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians. I want to place emphasis on aging, on slowing down, on melancholy, isolation, and confusion, on the awareness of our own farewell - surely one of the most painful concerns - and, in contrast, also on small moments of happiness: the soul’s resistance to death.”
— Bahadır Aksan
The first Dummy for Daffodil.
Daffodil, Self Publish Riga 2018 Maket Kitap Yarışması'nda birincilik aldı. Yarışmadan sonra kitap, Kaunas Photography Gallery, KOPA Printing House ile Antalis LT & Antalis LV tarafından yayımlandı.
KOPA Publishing ile röportaj (İngilizce)
"Daffodil" kitabının lansmanı ve sergi açılışı, Kaunas'ta, Kaunas Fotoğraf Galerisi'nde gerçekleşti. 7 Mart 2019.
"EĞER ALDATILIYORSANIZ VE TEK HEDEFİNİZ KAZANMAKSA, FOTOĞRAF KİTABI HAZIRLAMANIN ASIL GÜZELLİĞİNİ; TATMİN DUYGUSUNU, SİZDE YARATTIĞI HEYECAN, ENERJİ VE MUTLULUĞU KOLAYCA KAÇIRABİLİRSİNİZ"
The Kitab adlı Hindistan merkezli kar amacı gütmeyen bir girişimle yapılan bir röportaj (İngilizce).
Daffodil was exhibited at the LA Art Book Fair in April 2019.
Daffodil kitabının Türkiye lansmanı ve sergisi, Mayıs 11-23, 2019 tarihleri arasında Ankara'da, Ka'da gerçekleştirildi.