The real self

Javier Humberto Elias Moscoso

“A portrait is not a likeness. The moment an emotion or fact is transformed into a photograph, it is no longer a fact but an opinion. There is no such thing as inaccuracy in a photograph. All of them are accurate. None of them is the truth.” – Richard Avedon. With this work, the artist questions the concepts of truth and accuracy in portraiture and points out its social role in space and time. THE REAL SELF is an ongoing project that explores the various ‘selves’ within us, depicting them through portraits.

Javier Humberto Elias Moscoso

Javier is a Peruvian photographer/artist living in Germany. He focuses his work on portraits and fine art photography and has a strong interest in story-telling using mix-media.

Where do you see yourself in 20 years?

Developing concepts and making them real.

What is a good design for you?

Something that has unity (or not), and every detail was thought out (or not).

What was the most challenging experience during your studies?

Becoming a dad just in the middle of my programme.

Who or what inspires you?

Life, music, art, people, and emotions.

How do you approach a new project?

Reading, looking, feeling, and thinking.

What advice would you give to students who just started studying in your programme?

Go for it and enjoy it!

Have you changed during your studies? How?

Yes, I learned to see my projects in a different way. I put more attention to the concept, research, and details in general.

Why did you choose to study in your programme?

Photography has always been my biggest passion.

How are you going to celebrate your graduation?

Waiting for Covid-19 to end :)

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1 comments in total

Mario 2021-02-12 19:42:55

Very well said, I like your perspective. Nice work!

Chaitali Wasnik