Artist statement on street photography (2014). Studies in Color : Reflections, Shadows, Shape and Form.
“When I’m on the streets I try to force coincidence, however that seems impossible, with growing regularity I’m in the supposition that I’m mastering this believe. That adventure makes me go outside every day. “
I’m fascinated by reflections, shadows, bouncing lights, see through windows, typography, graffiti and layering. By shooting indirect, via reflections, or through windows, coincidence plays a big part in my work. The image that I hunt down, or I suspect that’s coming up, is there for a split second, determined by position, lighting, the point off view and, of course, the people. Although most of the time they are passers, out of focus, just moving by. The colors of the clothes they wear, the way they behave and how this all blends together, in a specific point in space and time, whitin a reflection, there, in that split second, all these things come together and determine that decisive moment that I press the release button. I degenerate humans to vague figures, sometimes just a contour or a part of a body that’s moving in or out of a shadow. They become passers, out of focus and unrecognizable. In reflections of the buildings we work and live in, hides a wonderful world, a prodigious one, with different laws of physics. Light reflects with inimitable consequences, perspective lines are deforming, typography and color loose there significance and become beautiful shapes and forms, they play a new role within a composition. That’s how I create images, carefully building up layers of reality that show us a world that’s all present and around us, it exists simultaneous next to ours. As if I’m trying to capture the rear side of reality. When I’m on the streets I try to force this coincidence, however that seems impossible, with growing regularity I’m in the supposition that I’m mastering this believe. That adventure makes me go outside every day.