“Makuake” in Japanese means the dawn, the beginning of something. During my stay in Japan I was impressed by the quality of night and the large amount of natural space dedicated to spirituality. The sacred places in shinto and bouddhist religions inspired my research. I recorded scenes - objects and people - that where expressing the relation between sacred and profane. I worked with a traditional 4x5 camera, which is a very precise instrument, using long exposure and substitute to the photographic film a photosensitive paper. This way of working was creating a disturbing sense of time and space. This process, which revives with the beginnings of photography - camera obscura - has a profound impact on the nature of the works produced. The photographs, between negative and positive, renew the link between emerging image and its magic character.
Monastery of Tibães
Rua do Mosteiro - Mire de Tibães
The Monastery of São Martinho de Tibães, former Motherhouse of the English Benedictine Congregation, was acquired by the Portuguese State in 1986 and assigned to the Portuguese...— More info at source
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