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I shoot my photos without breathing. But it doesn't happen all the time.
If a puddle, a stoup or a fountain catches my eye I only dip my camera into the water.
Over the years, I have used all kinds of cameras: I first started with analogic cameras, with their fixed focus and their underwater housing; now I have a digital camera, and it’s tiny, the next one might very well be a smartphone. I point the shutter up in the air and I click.
There is no alteration or post-production in these photos.

I first began to experiment in a swimming pool. I used to go there when I was little and I kept going there for many years.
Though public spaces, swimming pools are sites of intimacy and I’ve been always drawn to them. The journey from my house to the swimming pool would take me along the sea side.
On the floor at home, always a little sand and in my nostrils, a little salt. And it baffles me that every once in a while it dissolves and I can smell it again.

My focus is two-fold.
On the one side I explore the loss of control, and the “free” images that emerge as a result.
My aim is not to look though the lens. Every time I can’t control my snapshots. The result is well beyond my imagination and anything that I create in my mind, and what’s more, before I see them, I can never anticipate what may come of it.
In some shots, the surroundings can be more or less recognized in others, they are totally abstract. Many and ever-changing variables come into play.
I like to think that I can freeze in 1/125 of a second an image in the vital flow of movement where straight lines break up in fragments, vibrate, and ripple; where the light is disassembled into the spectrum revealing colors we are unable to see under normal circumstances and hence transpose the image to a different form of continuity.
At the same time I continue to investigate what constitute the real and the perceivable. Shooting pictures in the water dissolves the solidity of things . The real looses its structure, is distorted, and is revealed for what it truly is: ever-changing, ever-shifting, impermanent, in constant flux.I find such photographic practice appealing for it allows me to express in bi-dimensional form the concept of the real. These unreal photos constitute my reality.

To me, these images are somewhat magic.