This is raw footage I found diving into my hard drive. I remember being fascinated with what I was seeing in the screen while recording this images. This was recorded in the Ucayali river on our way to Iquitos from Pucallpa. The boat we where travelling on stopped in the night to pick up some passengers, and thousands of insects got drawn by the boat’s light, creating this frantic and chaotic dance around it.<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/57271006″>Zancudos and other insects</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user2175689″>Arnau Oriol</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>
This is the first post of 2013! Following a few more portraits from my project ‘Commuters’. Soon I will have to start making decisions on how I present the series and what sort of discourse/narrative I want to create. And the most important, what am I showing in this series? Do these pictures evoke something? Or are just a cold and systematic record of everyday train commuters in London?
I had a bit of free time the last week so I have worked quite actively on the commuters. Somehow I am starting to shape it. At the beginning I was trying different angles and distances, experimenting; now I know what kind of images I am looking for. These are anonymous subjects yet very recognizable. I am thinking also about creating images with black silouetted anonymous commuter crowds to go with this series as a counterpoint. I am also thinking of the possibility to partner with a writer…