So proud to have been selected as one photographer out of twelve to participate in this years edition of 'How to flatten a mountain' residency in Wexford Ireland. The residency is a photographic deep dive taking place every spring at the Cow House Studios Art Residence, as part of PhotoIreland Festival in Dublin. It was without a doubt one of the most intense and rewarding experiences of my life and I am truly grateful for the opportunity and support, as for the friendships and connections risen in the midst of it.
The allure of empty spaces, solitude, remote corners, with their explicit broken beauty. A cracked tile, a slow wandering of a shadow against a pink wall.
I carry the sensation that there is something going on here of great importance, seemingly overlooked or ignored all together.
Perhaps it is as simple as the fascination of a beauty, so unpretentious it hardly even exist. The beauty of observing a movement, not possible to foresee or control. And the release found in that.
A fulfilling movement since it is performed by nature and therefor beyond ones correction.
But there is something else.
I sense it as I freeze, instinctively , to stop and stare at a wall. As the camera capture the scene, second by second of apparent stillness. Even as I look back at the video weeks later, I am filled with this sense of contradiction.
First there is loneliness.
The scene as a visual performance of abandonment, isolation, distance. And thereby calls out to the memories of such experi...