Occupation: Assistant to the Director of Public Relations, EoA
Played By: Thal
There’s no fairytale ending for you, Noémi. Happy endings aren’t for people like us.
Noémi has recently begun work as an assistant under the Consul Alexandrova Lesya Vladislavovna, director of Public Engagement, Propaganda, and Interdominance Relations, for the Custody’s Executive Office of the Ascendancy.
Although a soul reborn from a previous Age, Noémi remains unaware that she is a channeler, having been born without the Spark but with the capacity to learn.
Photography and Writings
“We thought of life by analogy with a journey, a pilgrimage which had a serious purpose at the end. Success, or maybe heaven after you’re dead. But we missed the point the whole way along. It was a musical thing and we were supposed to sing or dance while the music was being played.”Alan Watts
She’s a keen photographer, though mostly keeps her work as a private hobby and a means to explore and understand the world around her. She does sometimes seek freelance work, and for this she has an online portfolio of accredited images. Her style is generally dark, bittersweet, and highly aesthetic. The transient nature of happiness. Embracing sadness and grief. Beauty in death through celebration of life.
“Photography is the medium in which we unconsciously encounter the dead. Yet, herein lies photography’s hidden truth. Photographs are not signs of presence but evidence of absence.”Jay Prosser, Light in the Dark Room: Photography and Loss
The old-fashioned notebook she keeps on her person contains lines of poetry, and sometimes things she overhears that might inspire later. She writes in a mixture of French and English.
- Untitled: A collection of photos and poetry from the years her mother was ill, right through to her death. This has never been published or shared.
- Inégalité: a project she started when first arriving in Moscow. It consists of candid photos of Moscow’s Undercity, including character portraits and poetry: brief snapshots into the lives of those who live and bleed and suffer, and who smile and love and dream, all below Moscow’s bright city lights. It features prostitutes and dancers, drug dealers, political refugees, and ex-convicts, and shows them also in a human light: as parents and spouses and children. The work was published online, but anonymously.