My relationship with photography began in 1991, studying at the Panamerican School of Art for a year. In 1992 I entered the School of Photographic Art of Avellaneda where I studied for over 2 years while portraying babies at a family photo lab. In 1994 I got in touch with Alberto Goldenstein who through his workshops showed me the way he saw photography and thus, gave me the impulse to discover mine. In 1995 I met Gonzalo Martinez who was chief photographer for the Humor magazine, he hired me. There I learned a lot of technique and also how to resolve photography with the available means.
After several years as a photojournalist for newspapers and magazines, I made a trip to Mexico that became the release of my personal work.
In 2002 I made my first series of photos dealing with people who enjoy their holidays by the sea, it was called “Portraits in Mar de Ajo”. In this city-town is where I spend every summer of my life; there is where I am more comfortable and closer to myself. It is also the place were the oncoming series took place, 2003 Inhabitant Place, 2004 Being land, 2006 Being cloud and 2007 New Atlantis.
I have shown in Argentina, France, Brazil, USA and Canada. In 2004 I won the National Hall and there are pictures of me at the Mamba, Klemm Foundation and private collections in Argentina and abroad.
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.
“The chubby”, from the series Portraits in Mar de Ajo, is my starting point and my own recognition with photography, and it is that picture, its immortal freshness, the simplicity of it is wanting to be him. I have something very sentimental and nostalgic with this photo, doing it was a great enjoyment and a past that will not return.
2. In general terms, how would you suggest to approach your work?
I suggest not seeing it any specific way; I prefer that everyone see it in his or her own way. I use photography as an escape and to create my own world. Speaking of this I would say that when doing them, I go back to a source, at a time without history, where I try to picture an original, animal and primitive man, stripped of culture and intertwined with nature. I like to flip through his relationships and to create situations. Seeking originality and letting myself be surprised by what happens.
3. In reference to your work and your position in the national and international art fields, what tradition do you recognize yourself in? Who are your contemporary referents? What artists of previous generations are of interest to you?
I do not think of a tradition. I like to recognize the performance and surrealism, as a liberating research. Contemporary references: Leonardo Trombetta, Alberto Goldenstein, Guadalupe Miles. Previous: Bosch, Goya, Grete Stern, Xul Solar.
4. Choose works or exhibitions from the last ten or fifteen years which in your opinion were very significant and explain why
I do not usually attend many showings and my memory is not really good. One that stayed with me was that of Alberto Goldenstein at San Martin, called “Mar del Plata”. I found it unique and it gave me much pleasure while observing it.