Photography is an exchange between a subject and an observer. In my case my subject is wildlife and in these portraits there is a dialogue between me and the animal I am photographing.
As I am sitting on the beach, just a couple of feet away from a seal, I sense that my presence is no longer a threat and from there, a connection, a communication is established. It observes me. I observe it. It makes a move and waits. I make a move and wait. It is like a dance. I begin to sense its body language as its stares at me with its big black eyes. For a moment, I feel like we are having a conversation.
There is no longer the animal and me, but Us. We are all part of the same world, we share this beach, this ocean, the air. Our existence is bound to each other, to this Planet. Our goal is the same, to survive, to live and to procreate.
My objective is to capture a photographic moment with the intensity felt at the instant the shutter opened. I create a composition in my mind and then shoot until I feel I have reached my objective. It is later, when I look at the images, that I am often surprised and amazed at the results. The vast majority of details are unnoticed when the picture is taken. It is only later that the richness of the moment is revealed. This is where my intuitive response to that moment comes to fruition.
I believe in enhancing a reality, not creating a new one. Although I produce my work digitally I try to my upmost capacity not to retouch and alter the images, what you see on these photos is an exact reproduction of what I saw trough my lens at the moment of capture.
My works has been exhibited at the Consulate of Argentina in New York, and at the Cultural Center of Recoleta in Buenos Aires, amongst others. It has been sold for auction at the Explorers Club annual dinner and the Help Argentina Polo Benefit in New York.
With clients in New York, Buenos Aires, & London, prints can be shipped anywhere in the world.
For inquiries, contact - studio (at) wildimageproject (dot) com