I Will Be Your Shelter

Ping Ting Lo

My world is not here but my heart is. 

I am interested in liberating the banal aspects of day-to-day life from their ordinary places. By doing this, I hope to put the focus on them and find a deeper meaning. This project's main focus is to combine food and sculpture with a sensitive approach in order to portray my relationship with my family. The ephemeral nature of food allows me to find the balance of life and enjoy it. It is not only a source of beauty, but a place to lay down my head in brief respite.

Growing up is a fascinating journey. There are many exciting things in the world and I make seeing them and experiencing them a priority. Inserting myself into the world allows me to see how lucky I am to have a family who is always there whenever I feel it is time to return home. There are many ways to express feelings and care. My family shows their affection through food.

"Dinner is ready!"

That is the sound I hear the most at home. I remember the smell of my mother's hair after she cooks. I remember the piles of exotic fruits that always seem to be fresh and restocked at the center of our kitchen table each day. Food is an emotional trigger for me. It carries certain memories and feelings. Sometimes even fantasy.

Ping Ting Lo

I am interested in the mundaneness in life, finding meaning in things.
And...have fun with it :)

Where do you see yourself in 20 years?

Creating stuff in my studio, somewhere. Or on a beach.

What is a good design for you?

Be able to inspire people, both emotional and intellectual level.

What was the most challenging experience during your studies?

Formulating the ideas and thoughts and carry out precisely with visual narrative.

Who or what inspires you?

Ordinary things in life.

How do you approach a new project?

Thinking about what do I care at the moment of my life. Take as much photos as I can. And try to do more.

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

Never give up or stop taking photos, sometimes you just have to keep going, something good will come up in the end. Always ask why do you want to take photos, what do you want to say and can I do more ?

Have you changed during your studies? How?

Yes, be brave to ask questions.

Why did you choose to study in your programme?

Photography is a way for me to express my feelings and I believe that images have the power to inspire people.

What are you not going to miss in your studies?

Administration office.

How are you going to celebrate your graduation?

Exploring the world ! Get out of my room and take more photos.

Say hi!

Juan Franco Lagar