Publisher: Self published
Size: 16 x 22 cm (approx.)
Hardcover, edition of 200 (hand numerated), design by Javier Herrero Valle.
„Light is the primal element in which a photographer molds his dreams. He builds, helped by the right amount of time, an image which becomes “the past” instantly.
There is a third factor inherent to photography, sometimes searched for, some others just found; chance.
In chemical photography, the images are formed in the negatives, which are nothing but silver halide arranged randomly over acetate sheets. Because of this, it’s impossible for two photochemical images to be completely identical. Something far more important than what we can perceive in an image.
The “Arch of probability” series conveys the connection between photography and chance, between chance and nature, and between nature to human beings as well. The term also refers to a technical concept which every camera has. It defines the mounting area of a lens on a camera.
This work represents a small inner journey to different territories in which I wanted to experiment. Most of the images were taken using a manual 35 mm camera, considering the technical limitation as a goal. Creating and letting the images stand. Afterwards, more images, taken with mobile phones, scanners or digital cameras, were added.
While naming the series, I realized that I have always searching for the same images, unaware of that most of the time. Images that explore the chaotic visual forms, (Fractals-Mandelbrot), the influence exercised by the photographer over the photographed, (uncertainty principle- Heisenberg) the fortuitous of the death on the road (Santuario-Ribas /Burial shadows- La Cecla) or the distribution of the objects (Bell-Gauss) Translation © José Luis Haces