During the period of confinement, because of the covid-19, I was searching for new photographic themes at home. I began exploring the medium of the self-portrait. I have used objects, tools, and fabrics of my everyday life in dialogue with my face and body with the help of a flash and some reflectors. This slow photographic procedure became, day-by-day, a profound process of personal introspection. The photos became darker and more esoteric, like cryptic allegories, theater of roles, or intimate short stories with their own particular atmosphere. And finally, I`ve used the photographic act as a therapeutic medium against the pandemic fear.
Five photos of this project were edited in sepia tones and they have been honored with an Honorable Mention in the Neutral Density International Awards 2020, in the category People / Self-portraits.
Photography equipment for the project
Fujinon XF 35mm f1.4 R - Fujinon XF55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS
Samyang 12mm f/2.0 - Canon 50mm f/1.4 USM
Godox TT685F TTL HSS - XPro-F Trigger - Softbox Godox