For many years of being a natural picture maker and taking photographs of whatever caught my attention, I’ve noticed that people became a part of the landscape I create. Observing, sitting, relaxing. The images place the figure in surroundings that complement simultaneously two conditions – being and looking. This project focuses on my observations and raises wider questions about photography as a medium and the act of observation itself. It attempts to examine my practice and question my selection of images in which unexpected connections and conversations can occur between images.
The work includes an animated scan of a 35mm black and white negative. As some images remind me of either smell, sound, or movement,
I wanted to bring this photograph to life by moving selected still elements.
This project has been shot in several countries, mostly outdoors, and shows places I don’t belong to and people I have never got to meet, as such, it is a departure from previous work that had nostalgia, homesickness, and belonging at its heart. This project accepts personal and visual encounters that speak of a connection grounded in the photographic composition and as such, is a pause in the flow of time: fleeting. These images propose questions and allow me to evoke the conditions that occurred during the moment of taking the picture again. (2018)