Inner rooms

A basement. In the domestic space an inner journey begins. States of mind as chapters of an untold story. Going further down the bare moods emerge, invade and animate the rooms and the body. They both blend, face each other, becoming strangers and allies at the same time. I dive into myself and my psyche that sings and cries and laughs and shines through the images. She plays with my nude imagination and questions my own limits, my own friends, daemons and my experience as a woman in the contemporary society. I mirror myself into my inner rooms and into the others’ gaze. 

Have you ever thought your train is moving while sitting still? Or confused a dream with reality? Have you ever felt both stuck into and estranged from your own room, your own self?

A room. A place to live and sleep, to eat, to feel pleasure and pain, to think, to find and lose yourself.  A room as a place in the house and as a space to fit into or to escape from. We form the spaces where we live and they form us, our body, our mind. Through this work I explore the reciprocity within these elements.

According to archetypal psychology “soul-making” means to dive into ourselves and do research. It means to share with the others’ gaze the content of our inner world and to imagine. Creating images means to soul-make.


These chapters are self-portraits where, resisting identity, I looked for the idea of sharing and the possibility for the viewers to imagine themselves there, in those spaces, in those rooms, in those moods. I asked myself: how do the outside world and the outside society affect our inner world?

If on one hand I wanted to create an imaginal outcome of an inner dialogue, on the other hand I tried to turn certain states of mind into more collective ideas and imaginations. It is like when you dream about yourself without recognising yourself, but still knowing that it is actually you. Those dreams where you embody absurd but symbolic ideas that you try to decode once you are awake. In fact, dreams are psychic images, our characters and moods.

Is it possible to give a shape, a body, an image, to those moods? Can the images give us an imagination of feelings, of the inner world and the relationship that it has with the outside world?
I have always thought that photography is able to express undefined emotions giving voice to unvoiced thoughts, to create rooms of intimacy and communion.



A series of Inner rooms has been selected by Alona Pardo, curator at Barbican London, as one of her favourites in Source Magazine Online Graduate 2018:

“Nude yet covered with props, Lorimer sites her playful and at times uncanny mise-en-scènes in empty or sparsely furnished rooms that have a distinctly functional and domestic quality to them. Inserting, hiding, blending and revealing her naked figure in amongst the vestiges of the everyday, Lorimer’s black & white photographs had a confidence and precision to them that I found beguiling. While Lorimer’s work recalls the surreal world of Francesca Woodman, her photographs are firmly steeped in the banality and hard edges of the modern world and reflect on the relationship between women, domesticity and the body in this age of #MeToo.”

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