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A PHOTOGRAPHIC ESSAY FOR XIMENA

“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”

A PHOTOGRAPHIC ESSAY FOR XIMENA

“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”

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By Oscar LaVerde

LONDON, ONTARIO — Photography has never been about capturing the world as it is. Photographers are constantly interpreting reality with their little light and time capturing machines. As Anaïs Nin, the French-American author put it, “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”

But at the same time, I think the exercise of standing in front of a camera with the humble objective of trying to capture a message about yourself, it’s worth trying. Even if just a glance of that essence reveals itself in the images, at the end you’ll be one step closer to discover new things about yourself.

In this post, I want to make a photographic essay about my wife Ximena (Pronunciation: hee MEYN ah). I’ve been trying to capture a little part of the universe that she is as a human being and maybe, she hasn’t seen yet. With all the bias that a person who loves another inserts into any creative process, this is simply my expression, my statement, a kind of defense of how I see the person that I love.