(Flashlight studies)

This series began as a simple stylistic exercise: I returned to the Faculty of Fine Arts at UCM to photograph those sculptures, replicas of classical figures used for drawing instruction, with the goal of capturing them and discovering a photographic language that felt my own.

However, it gradually gained more depth. I began photographing in other locations where similar figures could be found: artists' studios, drawing academies, or private residences. The stark flashlight illumination reveals the subtle decay of these figures, worn down by the passage of time. It serves as an allegory for how these icons, dusty and fragmented, once embraced as the cornerstones of Western society within the social contract, have now been discarded as models for understanding the world we inhabit.

This makes me think about the plurality of the world, the weight of the images, and the necessity of embracing other representations of the world.