To Be In Your Silence
by luis lazo
My work interweaves personal memories, landscapes and portraits to reveal stories of shared experiences in a reflective and hopefully moving manner, capturing the relationship of the human subject in time, history and emotion.
My main consideration is to engage and record the silent and fleeting nature of these moments. To express their importance and capture their distinctive spontaneity.
Mainly concerned with the fragility of time and memory, this work attempts to encourage reflection and personal interpretation. Their simplicity simultaneously heightening their meaning and empowering them new ones.
Bridging time that has lapsed between the images, creating a relationship through moments, past and present, and sealing a new memory to those images.
Memories, like photographs, are selective and our inability to physically capture a memory means that we can only capture a fleeting representation of it. Whether painful or joyous, it’s ephemeral presence can stay with us for ever...
About the author:
Born in Chile, raised in England.
Lived in the south of France for nine years, before relocating to the US.
Studied Art History and Photography at Bourneville School of Art, before gaining an Honours Degree in Visual Communication from the University of Wolverhampton, U.K.
Began as a stills photographer on feature films, as well as shooting portraits for publications such as Harpers & Queens, The Telegraph Magazine and Premiere Magazine among others. Also photographed for fashion publications including British GQ, Twill in Paris, and So-In in Japan.
Exhibited in solo and group shows in England, Holland, France and in the US.
Two new books of work have just been published by Another Place Press