This series of photographs explore notions about ways of seeing, our relationship to images, and the relationship between time and photography.
One of the primary ways for human beings to access and understand the world around us is visually. Every day the images we perceive are different, and even when we remain in the same space we do not always see things in the same way.

Technology, first with the invention of photography that guaranteed the mechanical reproduction of images, and then cinema and television, transformed and multiplied the ways of image production and circulation. The digital and virtual revolution further enhanced this phenomenon and consolidated the experience of a world oversaturated with disposable images. In turn, digitization dematerializes the world, reducing it to information and pixels that we observe through a screen.

The screen proposes another type of image: disembodied, spectral and superfluous, phantasmagorical and almost translucent, an image that seems to be always on the brink of vanishing.

Time and photography are inextricably linked. Photography allows us to capture an instant, a fixed moment suspended in time which we cannot access throught our natural temporal perception. The present is always an immediate past, only photography can capture it. Photography holds the ilusion of suspending and transcending the passing of time.

The Éter series is born from these reflexions on photography, time and our relationship with images. It delves into ways of seeing through the notion of a veiled transparency where every image, even the most realist one, offers a veiled, oblique and partial access to reality. In the Éter series, two or more images – snapshots from everyday life taken at different times – collide and merge into one whole new image. The overlapped transparent images condense space and moments in time, increasing the density of the double image it generates, while maintaining its ethereal, vaporous and oneiric condition. There is, in turn, a tension is played out between the two images, a visual wrestle. They partially obscure, veil and transform one another.

This fusion creates a new image charged with metaphorical and symbolic power.

Only fixed images survive while the world never ceases to change.