Road, trail and wound.
Stamp and GPS position as a metaphor.
ID number and fingerprint as bastion of individuality under the collective identity.
Two, apparently opposite, meanings coexist in the word identity: on one hand what makes us unique, on the other what we share with the rest.
This collection addresses the theme of identity using as a metaphor the classification, mapping and enhancement of small everyday landscapes and whose beauty is completely unnoticed for us.
These ephemeral micro-landscapes, urban elements ignored beyond their function, are located and classified through their GPS position and shown (magnified in scale) through their stamp; not made by an engraving process but by a photographic process developed by me.
Once the language has been created, each piece develops, individually or in dialogue with others, its own meaning, or works being part of a specific speech.
There are, in this project, thoughts about the place that each one takes in the world; about anonymity and the need to stand out; about our projected image .
There are conversations with the Gyotaku (where a single specimen serves as a representative image of all of its kind and, at the same time, is used to immortalize an extraordinary one).
There is also an ode to approach, to observation, to deep into our way of looking and relating, to seek the extraordinary even in the mundane ...
References to personal history, prints, scars, over time, memory. How what happens to us, throughout our lives, defining us.
A nod to catalogs, herbaria, and naturalistic collections; to archeology, codes, aerial photography, non-places, perspective, interpretation and the Rorschach’s test ...
As happened in DIGNUS and MATRIU_ (two of my previous collections), in this series the way of taking the picture is essential in the final result.
The represented object is divided into sectors that are photographed independently at the street.
After this point, digital post-production begins. Assembling, photo by photo, layer by layer, until the final image is formed, and the object is rebuilt.
The photos are joined in a digital photo merge that allows me to obtain images of great size and resolution in which there is not interpolation. I call it photographic reconstruction.
Once this image is done, I separate the object from the background and make the digital treatment to give it the aesthetic characteristics of the engraving (monochrome, color inversion, mirror image, etc.).
The number that gives the title to each work, and which appears at the bottom of the image, corresponds to the GPS coordinates of the photographed point. By entering this number in Google Maps you can see exactly where the object is. The typesetting used is the same as the Spanish ID.