I was born in 1978, in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. I began to work in the movie industry at the age of 15, and since then I have been the director of photography and freelance camera assistant in more than 250 commercials, documentaries, and in two movies from Argentina and Italy. I have done comics, as writer and illustrator. I have a Masters in Photography from the Slade School of Arts in London and studied in the Universidad del Cine of Buenos Aires, where I made over 25 short films, one of which, "Jakuza", won the Best Photography Prize in the Festival of short Films FUC 2002. My personal work was and is exhibited in diverse cities around the world such as London, Buenos Aires and Madrid. I lived in London some 5 years and now I am living in Qatar where I am working in the Museum of Islamic Art of Doha in charge of the Department of Photography.
Vision of art
1. Choose a work that represents you, describe it in relation to its format and materiality, its relation with time and space, its style and theme; detail its production process.
I would like to describe my work as modern, but that doesn't correspond with me. I believe that the closest description that I can take seriously is "interpretive photography". In the sense that I do not use the medium to document reality or what surrounds me but to represent it from my own point of view. Instead of finding and capturing, I create or build a new version, my version. I try to use the means of the form that I believe should be used. I never understood photography as representation of the real, but the complete opposite. Especially now with the development of digital tools. Though the majority of people see photography at its end, I see it as a discipline that has only recently begun. Particularly now that with the use of digital technology we can manage to use it for what it really is, a means of representation more than documentation. In the series of paper bags I believe that this is clearly seen, the idea of the bags is to generate an involvement with the spectator that obliges them to take a step to the side and take into account that what they are looking at goes beyond a simple image, and thus push them to have a personal reading, what is underneath the bag depends on who's looking.
2. In general terms, how would you suggest to approach your work?
I do not see myself as an artist but as a photographer that makes art. I am in the middle between photography and art, which is good in the sense that I can use the tools and the codes of both worlds. Which gives me the ability to do different things, but at the same time works against me because I am neither one thing nor the other.