“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 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.
Developing concepts and making them real.
Something that has unity (or not), and every detail was thought out (or not).
Becoming a dad just in the middle of my programme.
Life, music, art, people, and emotions.
Reading, looking, feeling, and thinking.
Go for it and enjoy it!
Yes, I learned to see my projects in a different way. I put more attention to the concept, research, and details in general.
Photography has always been my biggest passion.
Waiting for Covid-19 to end :)