About my work

In revising my work recently (December 2018) I realise that my unconscious effort was/is to bridge the gap between traditional photography and traditional painting. The operative words here are ‘traditional’ and ‘bridge the gap’.

I feel obliged to explain my work verbally, going agains David Lynch’s concept that words (one medium of communication) cannot explain and image: The original photograph is lifted, raised to another level, to another interpretation, and placed on this new reality. An art critic placed this final estate into the category of Magic Realism, a term which is commonly applied to literature, specifically Latin American fiction.

Far too many times I have been asked if some of my work is a photograph of a painting, missing the point all together, and equally more often than not people ask me how the image is done. No one goes to an exhibition of paintings and asks the artist: how did you do it?. We accept the ‘how’ and delve into the image itself.

I have followed Alfred Stieglitz’s motto: “It is not what I see but how I see it”.

I have published 2 books:

  • Imágenes Paceñas: lugares y personas, a books about the disappearing world of  the city of my birth, La Paz, the text written by Jaime Saenz. This book is now in it’s second edition. The Municipality of the city of La Paz is  presenting each high school student with a copy of this book for free. You can view the e-book  following the link above.
  • Another book, privately printed, is about the yearly festival of Gran Poder, a very colourful and unique festival, part of the traditions of the Andean city of La Paz. Please follow the link to view the e-book as part of a previous blog.

Please visit my other sites for a more comprehensive look

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15 Comments on “About my work

  1. Wow, we really like your blog – very aethetic and stylish in a good way. It`s fun to look at your pictures.
    Greetings from the North Norfolk coast
    Klausbernd and his chirpy Bookfayries Siri and Selma 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • Thank you! I jumped feet first into the blogging world with the intention to add pictures regularly and thus train the eye.
      I shall follow yours too with interest as I need to communicate verbally soon

  2. Amazing pictures. I especially like your sense for composition. But also you sense for creating atmospheres is to admire.

    Greetings,
    rabirius

    • Hello Rabirius. Thank you for your comment. I am amazed at the fact that most of my close friends and relations have missed the point, not only of my blog but most of my pictures and appreciation has come from far and wide.
      Thank you!

    • I also wanted to comment on your “Clouds are gathering…” picture but there is no facility on your blog.
      You have managed to gather all the meanings of the title unto your photo. Beautiful and powerful.

  3. De tu blog la serie que más me gusta es “A Murder of Silhouettes”. Cada vez que la veo, me inspira la necesidad de capturar luces y sombras.

  4. Wow! Such a great creative and expressive collection of fine images. Looks like HDR is your friend? I like to tinker a bit with everyone of my photos, but this challenges me to expand my photo-graphics!

    • Hello Michael,
      I do HDR, Layer Mask and blends,Photoshop/Lightroom extensively, anything that will change/enhance what my camera gives me: “it is not what I see, but how I see it” as Alfred Stieglitz once said…
      Thank you for your comment and visit!
      Javier

      • Thanks Javier – I appreciate your adventurous creative spirit. I love digital just because one can do so much to enhance the image to match their vision (Even though I just shoot in JPEG instead of RAW)

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