Year 2017 in review


“Lend your ears to music, open your eyes to painting, and stop thinking. Just ask yourself whether the work has enabled you to ‘walk about’ into a hitherto unknown world. If the answer is yes, what more do you want?” - Wassily Kandinsky

December is the month we review and reflect upon our work for the year coming to its end. Below I present the review of my photographic practice for the year 2017, along with some statistical comparisons from the previous years.

Thinking back at this year’s endeavours, I am reminded of Forrest Gump’s narration of his journeys to his wife at her deathbed. The memories of bad situations, misfortunes, exhaustion, obstacles, limitations, frustrations, failures, all fade away in front of the emotional connections established between the profane and the sacred, between the ordinary and the majestic, between body and spirit, between ourselves and others. Mnemosyne (the goddess of memory in the ancient Greek mythology) - in this sense - becomes an active and conscious mental function that chooses to keep alive the memories that nourish our psyche and aspires our faculties.