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.