Stefania Orfanidou was born in 1989. She lives and works in Athens, Greece, as an architect and a photographer. She studied contemporary photography at Stereosis School of Photography in Thessaloniki. She has been published in various magazines and webzines. Recently she has been featured in Athens Photo Festival 2017.
About ‘Cold Turkey’:
Cold Turkey: The unpleasant state that drug addicts experience when they suddenly stop taking a drug; a way of treating drug addicts that make them experience this state. // I quit smoking cold turkey.
Source: Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary.
Silence. The steep naked mountains mesmerize me. I stay still. My thoughts get paralyzed. Frozen images from the past cross my mind. Everything seems like a well-orchestrated theater in an irrational show that never ends. I feel uncomfortable out there. I am hiding under a mask, shivering in sheer pain. My skin is dry, ready to smash into pieces. The darkness becomes my refuge, the place of oblivion. I watch the world from a distance as if it was a fish tank a colorful place made of a different substance than me. I try to es cape. I run away. An invisible cloak surrounds me. Beneath it, an eerie luminous place dazzles me. I am drifting away.