“Sleep paralysis is an experience in which the individual becomes conscious and is left immobile in a state between being awake and asleep. The wakeful mind separates itself from the mobile functions of the sleeping body and the individual begins to experience horrific visual and auditory hallucinations – essentially having a nightmare while you’re awake. For most of my life, I have struggled with this repetitious and draining sleep condition. For individuals that have not been haunted by sleep paralysis, I aim to give them a visual taste of what lies within the in between terrifying realm of sleep and consciousness through my photographs.” Nicolas Bruno, 2016
What is the most realistic feeling you know?
Where do your sleep paralysis dreams take you?
Complete a ritual and record the results.
When did art become your therapeutic release?
Who believed in your creativity the most?
Ask yourself a question.
What are you fighting for?
Has your relationship with sleep paralysis changed?
Create a portrait of me, without knowing my face.
Look to the distant future, what do you see?