on the streets of Barcelona

Rather than a specific project, ”Walking down the road”  began like a simple exercise of observation. I used to stop briefly to contemplate the people on the streets of my city: their customs, their movements, their thoughts that seemed inner, their insights, their doubts… I simply observed as an onlooker, another citizen, until one day – I’m not sure whether intuitively or in a more rational way – I realized just how valuable that material was, and I decided to record it. Although I am sure that I was not the first person to notice it, it came to me in a natural way.

With an almost voyeur approach, I have managed to identify different attitudes, make a soul to soul approximation, an intrusion into their innermost meaning, as if it was some type of police enquiry. A task of ocular dissection, taxidermy, the frenetic search to discover the serene nature of each urban “being” by infiltrating through their clothes, their skin…for no other reason than to pique my own curiosity and that of other viewers –and/or their conscious participation- to make the invisible visible. Undoubtedly, I thought about the limitations of photography and I understood their futile desire. Because our own world, that which we believe to be unique, so much a part of us, is actually just a small part of an interrelated whole, like the streets of an infinite city.

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