I have been interested in photography for about 5 years, although only in the last year I have started taking it more seriously. Until then, my idea of photography was related to my background as a designer, and the photographs I considered interesting were only those with a graphic feeling to them. Over time, my interpretation of photography has changed. Now I feel captivated by the presence of people in the urban environment, and thus I need to wander around the city.
What photography brought back to me, is an interest in the nature of things; from photography itself to the subjects I’m captivated by, and from that to how our world is changing.
Images are powerful, but more than ever, they’ve become ephemeral. On the other hand, the experience of taking photographs sticks with me, and despite photography is going through a cultural change and may not last, or at least not in its original form, the outcome of the experience I have as a photographer will be part of myself for the years to come. After all, the essence of a photograph is the experience I have by taking it; a photograph by its very nature is an illusion, which is what it makes so contemporary.
Los Angeles, November 2016