Photos of lonely houses in Portugal by visual artist and scientist Manuel Pita, aka Sejkko. The images were captured using his mobile phone and was started at a young age when he realized that there was a dichotomy between the feeling of “home” he had inside and what he was perceiving outside. Going back and forth between Venezuela and Portugal while growing up influenced his work deeply through a mix of nostalgia, magical realism, minimalism and an obsession with geometry and patterns.
My houses often have the vibrancy of the place where I grew up, but they may confuse the viewer. Sometimes they may feel lost, and out of place. Some other times, they have a sense of self-containment, and of human warmth inside. My houses will always carry elements of the child in me, and my home dichotomy. I am also documenting their own personalities, in the geographical and cultural context where they exist.