A PHOTOGRAPHIC ESSAY FOR XIMENA

“We Don’t See Things As They Are, We See Them As We Are.”​

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. Like Anaïs Nin, the French-American author put it, “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”

black and white portrait of woman

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, in the end, you’ll be one step closer to discover new things about yourself.

black and white portrait of woman

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 defence of how I see the person that I love.

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