October 2022

I have decided to start making monthly blog posts where I write about what I have been up to in terms of creative projects and reflect on things I learned and what is planned for the future. These posts will also include photos I’ve taken that aren’t necessarily part of a body of work. I think it’ll be a great way for me to keep myself accountable, give more insight on my process and organize my ideas. 

This past month represents a great breakthrough for me. After facing a bit of creative block over the summer, it feels great to get back to shooting, planning projects and, just be creatively active again. I have always struggled with reaching out to people to offer collaboration opportunities. Despite knowing that it’s an irrational fear, I can’t help myself but think I’m bothering people or that it’s weird to reach out. 

Thanks to a great friend of mine I was put it contact with a person interested in modeling and, was quickly able to organize a shoot and take advantage of this opportunity. It was amazing to realize how easy it is to set up situations that let me create work I’m satisfied with. Below you can see photos I took in October with Dani and Cristina. I am especially fond of these as they were both experiments: doing an indoor photoshoot in black and white and trying to use a night film indoors with poor lighting.

I am very happy to be enjoying my passion again and wanted to share this quote that helps define what makes photography such a powerful form of art. “when I try to catch the moment with my camera, the images become flat, uninteresting, and not representative of what I want to show.”(Kristoffer Dahy Ernst in the preface of Rasmus Weng Karlsen’s book; Journey) these words really bring me to the perfect definition of the magic that photography provides: the ability to make something already beautiful to the common eye, enhanced in beauty and capable of being enjoyed for a long time. To even further magnify the beauty of what surrounds us, I am going to start complimenting my pictures with videos taken with an old digital camera. I hope that this will help me add an extra layer to my creations and open the doors to new experiments and techniques.

In November the main goal is to keep exiting my comfort zone by scheduling shoots and incorporating video content into my work. I am currently participating in the creation of something new for me and, related to another one of my passions: food. Additionally, a video and photo project for clothing is in the works and I can’t wait to see what comes of it. 

Thanks for reading!

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