Titled Over 40 I have got together several photo projects that in one way or another show different issues of belonging to this age group.
Over 40 is the result to take selfportraits almost daily since May 2014, I have edited this documentary work in different books / topics. It is a work in progress that changes every day.
“.. I feel the need to photograph myself, to not forget, to recognize / to see MYSELF, to overcome bad times, to talk about what concerns me, what matters to me, take care of me, to love me …”
Over 40 #1 “Hoy estoy que sangro”
To portray myself to see me, to not forget, to recognize myself.
Claiming my body, my pleasure, my skin, my blood.
Alone in private with my moods, feelings, pain, lost …
Light, blood, skin,
desire ,pleasure , privacy.
Woman, loneliness, time.
Fear to become transparent.
Fear of forget myself.
Encounter with my body.
Intimate moments, playing.
In “Hoy estoy que sangro” I talk about life, skin, blood, desire and pleasure. It is also about privacy , intimacy, spending time alone, what it means to be a woman approaching 50, the fear of being transparent, the fear of forgetting how my body is.
“Over 40 # 2″ A Solas … ” arises from my daily live, since last year I have spent a lot of time alone at home. Sometimes confronting my demons, some enjoying my company. Here I show you a selection of this work that eventually it will take the form of a book.
The photographs are for sale.
I’m looking for myself,
I found me
I get lost again
Over 40 # 3 “A pecho Descubierto” (Bare chest)
Why man can show the chest and women can not ?
Why the female breast is repressed as something that should be hidden?
Why that breastfeeding in public is frowned upon, even penalized in some parts of the world?
Why is obscene to show the women nipples and not men?
“A pecho Descubierto” defies these conventions by showing my breast without any embarrassment.
RAE (Spanish royal academy dicctionary) Definition
1. loc. adv. Without defensive weapons, unguarded.
2. loc. adv. With sincerity and nobility.
Discover someone’s chest to another person
1. loc. verb. open your chest.
Open someone’s chest to or with another person
1. locs. verbs. Discover or declare your intimacy.
Over 40 # 4 “Touching ground”
Sometimes when we feel so bad, we say that our mood is on the floor. Sometimes life is beyond me and my body asks me to throw myself to the ground, others times I find rest and tranquility on the floor (I guess I’m on the countryside, the beach …). It gives me another perspective.