“WITH EYES CLOSED”

Have you ever also found yourself observing fascinated at other people sleeping in public in front of you? Or have you ever awoken from a quick nap yourself in the subway, train or plane, or at the beach or park, and wondered if anyone could have been looking at you? One of the few things in life that makes us all equal is our need and appreciation for the act of sleeping. When we fall asleep in public surrounded by strangers, we enter in a particularly interesting and vulnerable space, that makes for a fascinating observation.

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“STRANGERS NO MORE: POSITIVE STREET PHOTOGRAPHY”

They started as strangers, subjects photographed on the street as candid images without permission asked or interaction had, taken for artistic purpose. But for different reasons, and with social media often playing a key role, I eventually got to meet the people in the photographs and established human connections with them. Often over coffee, we shared great conversation and I got to learn more about their lives. In addition, I gifted each of them a print of their original photograph, and captured them holding it. Strangers no more, indeed…and proof that street photography has a positive side you seldom hear about.

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“(DES)CONOCIDOS: FOTO DE CALLE EN POSITIVO”

Empezaron siendo desconocidos, sujetos fotografiados en la calle en imágenes tomadas sin posar, sin permiso, o sin interacción, con un propósito artístico. Pero por una u otra razón, y a menudo con las redes sociales jugando un papel clave, llegué a conocer a las personas en mis fotos y establecí una conexión humana con ellos. Casi siempre tomando café y con una gran charla, aprendí sobre sus vidas, les regalé una copia impresa de su foto original y les tomé un retrato posando con ella. De desconocidos a conocidos… y prueba de que la foto de cale tiene un lado positivo sobre el que no se habla a menudo. 

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