A portrait of Jovan, a.k.a. Jovica Dobrica, a rapper from Novi Sad, Serbia.
I found Jovan on YouTube, where he portrayed himself as the stereotypical rapper, who drinks, smokes weed, fights and loves women.
In real life however, the Jovan I met was a different guy. He still lived at home, in a tiny appartment with his brother, mother and father, who was very sick and would soon die. In the four days that I visited him, I tried to grasp what feelings of love, pain and anger look like for someone who has created such a tough image of himself. A few days after I left, Jovan’s father died, leaving me ethically puzzled if searching for these emotions together with him had helped him deal with them or had kept him from spending his last few days with his family.