Monday, February 26, 2007

The unexpected birth of Fragments

"I don't know if all the women in the photographs are beautiful, but I do know that the women are beautiful in the photographs."

Garry Winograd, on his series Women Are Beautiful.

I think a lot about plastic surgery and the unlimited love we Venezuelans have for it. I ran to CVS and I sort of wrote this story while walking through the shelves, and piling up bandages of all types in the basket. I ran back to the studio. Then I had a colleague putting the bandages around my head. All became painfully surgical.

This photo is the result of feelings of nostalgia and sorrow. At this point, I wasn't exactly aware that, for the first time since I began to live as a photographer, I was turning to camera back, and aiming myself. It all made sense more than a year later.

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