Two Photographs from “Memories” By David Rodriguez

Memory 6 [Image Description: in this black and white photo a couple is on a beach, the water behind them. The woman wears a sun hat and white dress with lace trim. She has shoulder length straight dark hair and has a pensive look on her face. A man faces her. He wears a dark shirt, white shorts, and has dark hair. His figure is disappearing, like steam rising into the air.]

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ARTIST STATEMENT

I like to photograph people, I feel very comfortable doing portraits, but I always try to go a little further. That is the reason why I try to look for risky compositions, with a touch of surrealism. Works like those of Man Ray, Erwin Blumenfeld or Guy Bourdin inspire me immensely.

Each person inspires in me a different sensation, so before I do the shooting, I imagine how I would like to portray him or her. Then, I create a concept and imagine a story. I do not like to get attached to reality. Instead, I like to transform it, challenging the model with unusual situations. I play with the model, making each session a culture encounter, but also an enriching and surprising experience for both of us. The use of the photography techniques I use, whether high speed, long exposure or others, is determined by the conceptual preconception I had in mind.

Memory 4 [Image Description: The same man and woman in the first photo face one another. She wears a sun hat over her shoulder length dark hair and white top with lace trim. We only see her top half, her image is blurred, as if she might float away from sight. The man faces her, his dark shape cut up with white lines. He is also fading away and is blurred.]

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About the Photographer: My name is David Rodríguez. I am 39 years old and I am from Spain. From an early age, I have always been attracted to the art world, but my love for photography didn´t start until 2013, the year I bought my first reflex camera, and I began to explore my attraction to art.

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