Estudio de Luz: A Study on Reflection and Transparency.
Project info

How do we perceive our surroundings and how do we interact with each other? To understand the identity of a city we must first take a closer look to human association and the meanings we give to the urban landscape. Modern cities are filled with people but yet devoid of human influence; individuals are today more isolated than ever before.
In the series Estudio de Luz: A Study on Reflection and Transparency, Cristina Matos-Albers explores the urban landscape as altered by perception and the coupled relationships between space and identity.
The over-saturated colors and the seemingly double-exposures are easily dismissed as digital alterations, but these photographs are direct takes on what the camera sees through colored filters. While placing colored filters in front of the camera, she generates reflections and transparencies that force different angles to converge into a single frame all whilst proposing a more profound act of seeing.
The playful process brings together otherwise-unrelated planes onto which varied levels of existence merge; individuals, surfaces and moments are bound to collide and interact with each other.