Leyla, was a photographic crush for me. One of my friend (Imogen) took a photography of her in Berlin. When I visited Imogen in Berlin, I ask her about this actress she once photographed during short movie shoot. This is how I met Leyla, an evening, not really planed, at her place.
I realize that most of my photographic story start with an encounter. That leads to a photographic encounter, and most of the time a friendship follow. I am not saying that is why I am taking photo of people. But this has definitely become a way to connect differently with people. Something a bit out of time. A photo shoot is always for me out of time. How long does that photo shoot with Leyla last? I am not sure. I just remember that at some point there where not enough light outside that I had to take some photos at very low speed, that’s why some of them ended up a it blurry. But that doesn’t really bother me.
Moments in our lives will never happen again in the history of time(as human understanding) And that makes them so precious for me...
This afternoon in May 2019 will never happen again. It was us, some cakes eaten in milk bath some dry flowers stolen to the roommate and a hungover.
I met Imogen almost two years ago, at a yoga class, and asked her if she would like me to take some photos of her. Since then we both are trying to made our way through the artistic world, collaborating, exhibiting on the same art event in Barcelona, working together on a music video clip. And she is now working in Berlin as a dancer and multi disciplinary artist. I am proud to have collaborated on the part three from her last project SIX. A project about Art, Bodies, Dance, Feminity, Poetry...
Read more on her Website: Imogen Mansfield
Project and photos published on : Fuzz Magazine
I met with Aino first, when I stayed in Sweden. She is from Finland, and living her life in Stockholm as an artist, a circus performer. She liked my photography, I liked her way of inhabiting herself, it was as simple as that. We did a photoshoot together. Both of us are not so keen about talking too much. But somewhere, that day, Nature was speaking for us. She told me about her friend Aini, also from Finland. She is an observer of human beings and an enthusiastic person.
The day of the shooting, the three of us had a lot of fun creating the atmosphere of this photoshoot. At the end it went all naturally. The space, the light, our 3 souls, all of this reflects in the photos of that day.
When I look at the photo today, some weeks after the shooting, back in Barcelona, I feel something very positive. Behind those melancholic attitudes and colors, there is peace. An empty place in our mind. Somewhere where there is no space and time. In them, I seek the beauty of imperfection, the slowness at the pace of Nature. I see the faces of a new Era, the future does not have to be all bad. There is hope. And this hope start with individuals…
like Aini & Aino.
She is Paula, a talented Dancer...
But Above all a human with a kind heart and a beautiful presence to the world.
We met an afternoon for a few photos in the Laberint D'Horta Park in Barcelona. A place out of the time, with a mysterious nymph statue, that seems to spy at us all afternoon...
In collaboration with Erase uno vez