Introversion, shame or pride. Images of an inner world or a reflection of a wider cultural landscape? Visual symbols of a cryptic society. Many reasons to conceal the face. Some suppress their personality for secrecy or avoidance, others to change our perception about them or seduce us. This project aims to present images that are mediated by an act of affirmation/identification, creating an asymmetrical presence that brings to the ultimate level of otherness. Face concealment represents a different way of being. It invites us to revise existing canons, aesthetics and conventions.
I am an architect, with a master in sociology and PhD in urban geography. I studied photography nearly 40 years ago. I am preparing a book of photography entitled “Streets of the World and Their People” with short narratives accompanying the photos. I am a social photographer. ( I like to travel and meet the world with its streets and its people, but the part that responds to my interest, my vision and philosophy of life. These images are a look at someone's world, a journey into their space and their life; an attempt to build a a story without affection, but part of a social commitment.