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The High Tide
Emerging Photographer Fund – FINALIST (number one of eleven)
With my photographs I create fictional scenarios with real people and situations.
I try to explore the limits of documentary photography, using technical processes to transform the natural perception of light, colors and spaces.
I am working on a project about the Paraná River Delta photographed in full moon.
The Paraná River supplies water for more than one hundred million people, including the cities of San Pablo, Buenos Aires and Asunción, Argentina. The whole Paraná basin is one of the principal reserves of sweet water in the world.
My photographs set out to document the life and work of the islanders of the Delta.
Using long-time exposures with full moon, they have allowed me to light part of the landscape artificially and also give the islanders a strange timelessness: an unknown source of light floods the scene with unreality and mysterious.
I think my pictures as slides of unfinished stories, having a script on my head. The images are carefully planned after days of observation, and they only have a body when the large-format camera initiates the slow subordination of the capture. It will take from five to ten minutes until this thick darkness sprouts what was secret.
I am interested in the poetical and visual power of the water, and the relationship of the people and the environment. I think that the health of this resource is a worldwide problematic issue today.
My intention is to work with photography in the border between reality and fiction.
Photography can transform reality and produce a magical view of people and life, and this is a part of its particular language.