Photographs by Victor
Street Stories I realize during a trip to Vancouver, B.C. that my photographic work was more on objects, architecture and abstract patterns rather than portrait and human figures. My landscapes where always empty, even cityscapes, so I decide to explore human scape within its context. People on streets having a purpose, following their destiny or just enjoying the good weather. When somebody appears in a photo becomes the protagonist of an event. Imagination develops a story behind, we could see what happened before that precise instant that was captured and what could be happening after. A existential drama underlies in a glance, a gesture, a position, in the attitude and dressing. The snapshot undresses us, leaves appart what we want to be and reveals only who we are. I then choose to isolate people because the whole world focuses and creates a stronger character. The bright cold light of Vancouver reminded me Jeff Wall photographs in which this work was inspired. Delightful moments of a Canadian way of life were captured as well as strange and odd situations also were depicted as the side B of an ideal first world society.
Vancouver Street Stories Photographies by
Victor Martinez Diaz Vancouver, B.C. Canada 2008 Thanks to: The Banff Centre, Icetrip, Sakino and Gerry Kasten