Rebirth is a compilation of series of photographs that were created in my origins where is mixed the tragic liturgical of death, soul, beauty and eroticism.
MR. BRIGHT BLUE
2012. Germany. Mr. Bright Blue, as he defines himself, talks to me about his mother and the death of his brother, while a tear falls down his cheek. Is winter in a sanatorium hospital and he wanders remembering, in an interior trip, his childhood marked by sadness and loneliness.
2009. Spain. I have always been fascinated by the stories at the border of the apparent daily normality. Inside the cemetery, a man wanders along crucifixes and colorful flowers cleaning golden letters and headstones. I watch him as he digs into the sunny land. His job may repulse some, but he carries it out with the dignity of a gardener who nurses his plants with love and dedication, watering them care. His name is Amador Rabal. Undertaker by profession.
2008. Spain. This is about a religious nuns of “Sacred Heart” which one day chose to dedicate his life to faith. It is almost possible hear the rustle of quiet habits, sandals soft step on the terrazzo floor, the echo of the halls and prayers. A dialogue inhabited by women who look towards the light, raising the eyes in an attitude of contemplation. Barely their gestures and their faces, they offer us their soul. In silence.
2007. Spain. The bull. The bullfighter. The Virgin tattooed on his chest. The glare of the sequins on the costumes. The cape. The walk between the stands clapping. Carnations and blankets. A clarion call. The bullfighter excecutes his “luck” decked with gold and silver. The “silver bullfighters” in the second third. The dance of the bull and the bullfighter within the tempo of the “pasodoble”. The steel under the crutch. The color of blood in the sand. The movement of handkerchief in the terraces. Trophies. It is the deep Spain immersed in this ancestral ritual transformed in an ephemeral manifestation, as if it were a painting by Goya.