The ESPERAR project, from port to port
This work Esperar…is a long, chaotic, sliding wandering passing by European harbours, Lisbon, Tangier, Marseille, Istanbul, Sulina and Odessa, and from Bergen to Szczecin. We are in between, like in suspension, time seems to slow down. Photos express a “waiting for…” feeling. Waiting for…elsewhere, departure, arrival, mystery to elucidate, strangeness. Nothing special really happens. In their spirit, they make think of Fernando Pessoa.
The language and meaning of what is presented are documentary and not photojournalistic: there is no specific “topic”.
The problematic is more general: confrontation between the author’s gaze, very subjective, and reality.
In Esperar this reality is presented as a human , geographic and specific territory which is the port, harbour.
And the particular relation that the author maintains with specific places like Lisbon, Istanbul or Odessa makes more intense the intimate and subjective dimension of this journey