Photographic Derivatives

Last winter, in the middle of Covid-19’s second wave I realized that my limited mobility was not conducive to good photography. I still desired to produce new images, but without being able to go out and find photographs I decided to stay indoors and find new photographs among existing photographic material. I called this first approximation “photographic derivatives” without knowing that I had ventured into a new territory: collage.

Armed with a handful of fashion and architectural magazines I started creating a series of images to describe various emotions ranging from insomnia to homesickness. The technique consisted in making paper cutouts and assemble them into new images which were photographed and, in some cases, digitally edited. The results were exceedingly satisfying. I realized I had found a new home.

I called this first approximation “Photographic Derivatives” without knowing that I had ventured into a new territory: collage.

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Derivados FotogrÁficos

El invierno pasado, en medio de la segunda ola de Covid-19, me di cuenta de que la movilidad limitada no era propicia para una buena fotografía. Deseaba producir nuevas imágenes, pero sin poder salir a buscar fotografías decidí quedarme en casa y buscar nuevas fotografías entre el material fotográfico existente.

Armado con un puñado de revistas de moda y arquitectura, comencé a crear una serie de imágenes para describir diversas emociones que iban desde el insomnio hasta la nostalgia. La técnica consistió en hacer recortes de papel y ensamblarlos en nuevas imágenes que fueron fotografiadas y, en algunos casos, editadas digitalmente. Los resultados fueron sumamente satisfactorios. Me di cuenta de que había encontrado un nuevo hogar.

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