Project Asphalt is a photographic reflection of the human obsession with growth, development, and expansion. Asphalt is the "human ecosystem", made quickly and efficiently, through repetitive patterns resulting from copy-pasting structures. These patterns, showcase our continuous need to grow and can be seen everywhere, from apartment and office buildings to vehicles and transportation infrastructure. Most of us see these patterns every day. Structures repeated multiple times are "normal" for us. This is how we live: it's our ecosystem. We are so used to these patterns that they often become invisible to us. Asphalt represents us, as a society and it is always growing, like us, all over the world. Asphalt expands with time and takes over everything else. We are asphalt. Let's talk about it.
Many of us have experienced the feeling of silence. It is a feeling that emerges in certain circumstances from deep inside, and that brings calm to our lives. Some people feel silence while exercising, or playing instruments, or fishing, or hiking. I feel it when observing nature and landscapes. The SILENCIOS project began with a collection of photographs inspired by the feeling of silence in nature. The project had multiple photo exhibitions in Argentina and it was then complemented with poetry and music. The short film SILENCIOS (in Spanish), was subtitled in Mandarin, French, and English, and premiered in June 2017 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and in Madrid, Spain. Below are some of the photographs showcased by the project, along with some poetry and the soundtrack of the short film, all made specifically for the project. The short film SILENCIOS with subtitles in English and Spanish is also linked below.
Ancient tribes living traditional lifestyles across Africa are facing extreme poverty and their survival is becoming increasingly difficult. The legacy of these tribes is disappearing quickly. The IMANI Photography project was established to support indigenous people living in extreme poverty in the Mang’ola Valley in northern Tanzania. The project was inspired by the Urafiki Humanitarian Foundation, which has been helping people in Tanzania for over thirty years. The foundation has been an agent for the survival of local communities by fighting hunger and diseases, promoting education, and offering support to those who need it most. The IMANI project raises funds for these causes while sharing the spirit and beauty of the Mang'ola Valley and its inhabitants, through photographs. The project showcased multiple photo exhibitions in Tanzania and in Spain. IMANI THE BOOK was published in Arusha, Tanzania in June 2014. Below are some images of the IMANI project and a preview of the book.