"I have been working in photography for almost 20 years now, and I have
explored different approaches to the medium. At times I tend to make
photos without much logic, and afterwards I find a reason to make them
into a series. In this case, the photos come first and then an idea or
concept that unites them. In others, it is the idea that sparks the
images. I have times when the simplest image without any manipulation
marvels me, and others I feel the need to manipulate, transform and
invent something else than what the images initially shows.
I don't question myself much about all this, since I strongly believe
that what is important is what an image can communicate than rather how
it does so. And putting limits to this, discarding other options doesn't
sound very interesting to me at the moment. Lately, I have been working
with still images to produce videos and explore other possibilities."
About "Long Landscapes" and "Anonymous Portraits"
"In "Long Landscapes" I was interested in time. These landscapes are an
effort to capture the passage of time. Even though they might seem
"natural", these landscapes are only virtual since the human eye can
never "see" them. By adding up 8 or 16 images I create a photograph of
something that doesn't exist to the real world. Photography has been
defined as a small fragment of time frozen in an image. The sole fact of
building this image by adding up different moments in time questions
this definition since the image exists only because it is a sum of
moments, and time has passed by from the first to the last in one photo.
And in a few of them, time is more clearly captured when we see an
action or a person in two different places. In this series I attempt
photograph time rather than space.
The "Anonymous Portraits" reflect for me moments of loss of senses. A
lack of horizons that make me feel that it is only the day-by-day
moments that one can hold onto. In one of these moments I felt strong
empathy with these lonely bus travelers at night. Watching from the
outside they appear involved in themselves, self-absorbed in their own
daily life, and absent from what is going on around them."
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