"Lighting from the Darkness" is the result of a journey to the heart of darkness, a journey of introspection.
working in this project in 2012, when my wife Montse died.
Plunged in darkness I got to touch the bottom, the darkest part of my heart. I felt there was no way out.
The memory of Montse made me look for a reason to get ahead. And when you find yourself immersed in darkness, there is nothing better than looking for light.
I have been researching and working on light and shadows for years.
So, with the camera and some flashlights I began to illuminate my darkness, my shadows, my fears, my subconscious...
I applied the basic principle of light. For an object to be seen we need three things: a light source, an object that reflects it and an observer that picks it up. I started to work.
It is the fruit of more than forty years researching and working light and shadows.
Technically these photographs are taken from total darkness. The model is painted with light using as brushes flashlights of different sizes and colors applying light directly on the model. It is not a job done with any computer program.