On a quantum level the laws of physics overflow our cartesian existence. If we imagine the subjects as quantum particles, the photographer would attend an experiment in the Nature’s laboratory.
In the sand of a beach, during the summer, you can discover acrobats of concentration, acrobats who make the vertical to read an invisible book and acrobats who perform risky somersaults driving themselves into the trunk of a tree from a shipwreck. Anything goes up.
I especially like the flower in the pond. It has been almost a miracle to do it. The rest of the series has no special interest but can be seen without further ado. I like the one of the girl who doesn’t have her feet on the floor and watch a guy who looks in the same direction. Today I did something with the shadows. The projected branches in the sand… Summer, days, casual things.
Seeing a photograph is a visual and intellectual pleasure. Just like reading a good book, just like listening carefully to an immortal concert or opera. Sometimes relationships are established between the elements of the image, certain contrasts, a kind of dialogue between the subjects. I do not mean the composition or the usual rules of the four thirds, I speak about the subtle situations. In this series I especially like the photograph of the woman who crosses La Rambla. The female protagonist establishes a formal relationship with the three-arm lamppost. Why? The woman also has three arms and a point of distant light at the tip of the nose!
We agree that black and white photography does not represent reality. It is a vision of the world that has annulled the color to recreate itself in the gray scale, the monochrome or the monotone. Whatever option the photographer has chosen, there is also the eye, what he chooses and captures. Within this series you can see a bearded bride, a Levitating Menina, a cyclist dog, and other photographs that would enter into a photographed reality canon due to its likelihood.
The street photographer can be seen as an extension of the flâneur, an observer of the streets (who was often a writer or artist).
It is curious that the human being has an innate sense for competition, always with the illusion of reaching a goal. Only contemplating these swimmers is in itself a superhuman effort. Any spectator immediately activates their mirror cells and encourages them: –Come on, champions! One more effort!
An attempt to capture the transience of light in black and white, snapshots with fixed optics at f/8, sometimes tricking the camera’s photometer with high speeds in order to create sharp contrasts. Check inside the post the full gallery.