A fresh perspective on London
Arriving in a new city we often feel a sense of displacement and disorientation; the same sensations we perceive when looking at images from the Red Hill series.
These photos are the result of a research on the point of view we develop towards a new context when we are immersed in it.
New environments may cause confusion, but they also allow us to develop a unique and privileged point of view on what surrounds us.
In these images, a simple, daily subject is captured from an unconventional perspective, leading to the production of images that show, contrary to expectations, a clear detachment from reality.
The viewer immediately recognize what he sees, therefore he expects to find an instant relation and connection between the photographs and reality; but here the well-known is unfamiliarized.
Through the use of reflections and references, in the Red Hill series I depicted distortions of reality as conceived by the common eye.
Playing around with the superposition of different layers of interpretation, both visually and conceptually, it enabled me to create an uncertainty over what the spectator is looking at, creating spaces that are thresholds between different time and worlds.
The resulting images may be called visual-paradoxes.