Written by Luca Cassarà
Photos by Irina Zaozerskaya
Inspired by Peter Gabriel’s cover of “My Body is a Cage”, this cinematic set tells the story of social anxiety disorder: a condition of discomfort and marked fear that can prevent people from expressing their true emotions due to fear of being judged, appearing ridiculous or incapable, and being humiliated in front of others.
The body becomes a paralyzing “cage” (of which only the mind holds the key) and therefore, blocked by our anxieties and fears, prevents us from “dancing with the people we love”.
And it is only through the acceptance of oneself that the process of liberation takes place, which in the song culminates with the repeated “Set my body free”.
CREDITS Photographer: Irina Zaozerskaya https://www.instagram.com/irina.zaozerskaya/ Model: Marco Castellano https://www.instagram.com/_marcocastellano_/