Chem-Chem

Photography

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   logo instagram  facebook logoSome cultures refuse to be photographed because they believe that their souls will be stolen, and in some way they are right, that is my purpose.      I’m a thief. Looking for souls, trying to capture them.

Why Chem-Chem?

Travel makes you get rid of the great lies of the world

On my first trip to Africa something happened to me; what Africans call “the bite of Africa”. Suddenly and almost without any apparent reason you feel a chill throughout the body that runs through you feet to the head, making you sprout uncontrolled silent tears. It´s at that moment when you know that Africa has you trapped forever.

It was on that trip that I was baptized with the Swahili name of Chem-Chem; it translates as spring or fountain. In Spanish it would translate roughly to “fontana” which is my surname.                                                     This new name, Chem-Chem, comes as the ring finger for my photography projects:  A search for the fountain of knowledge of the human soul.