Exploring Beautifully Isolated Houses In Idyllic Portugal

Manuel Pita is a scientist specialized in artificial intelligence. However, in 2012, he taught himself photography and began sharing his work on social media under the pseudonym Sejkko.

On his website he explains how he is interested in "the links he perceives behind the opposite ends of different forms of polarity: the tropics and the arctic; the logical and the intuitive; living nature and evolving technology; the notions of loneliness and aloneness, as well as the complex forms of polarity existing more and more frequently inside people."

© Manuel Pita

(Photo: © Manuel Pita)

His series Lonely House, depicts various isolated houses, exploring the emotions attached to what it means to be alone, and what it means to be home. When we are home are we really alone? When we go out into the world are we really with others?

Over the course of a year, he went out looking for these traditional Portuguese houses with their triangular roofs and pastel tints. Each is shot against a blue sky, the architectural imperfections contrasting with the flat horizon.

There is a sense of unity in each composition, with a continuous and coherent format used to frame each image. Looking at these images you feel a sense of nostalgia, loneliness and poetry.

Using a combination of analogue and digital techniques, Pita's aim is to "to document what is about to happen one step away into the future. Sometimes he tries to document what is happening one step away from being awake."

© Manuel Pita

(Photo: © Manuel Pita)

© Manuel Pita

(Photo: © Manuel Pita)

© Manuel Pita

(Photo: © Manuel Pita)

© Manuel Pita

(Photo: © Manuel Pita)

© Manuel Pita

(Photo: © Manuel Pita)

© Manuel Pita

(Photo: © Manuel Pita)

© Manuel Pita

(Photo: © Manuel Pita)

© Manuel Pita

(Photo: © Manuel Pita)

© Manuel Pita

(Photo: © Manuel Pita)

© Manuel Pita

(Photo: © Manuel Pita)

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