The idea behind this work originates in the quest to make sense of a personal phobia. One day I finally realized that it was not dogs that I was afraid of, but rather certain emotions or feelings that I was depositing on the dog/object. That was when I decided to let images convey those intense and disturbing sensations, using photography as a means of confronting something that terrified me.
They say the eyes are the mirror of the soul. Whose soul do they mean? The soul of the photographer’s subject? Or of the photographer who looks at the subject? Or of the person who contemplates the photo?
A peculiar game of gazes is what this project led to. A game where each participant serves as the mirror of the other, evoking yet another reflection on the impossibility of achieving true objectivity. And of how the subject and its subjectivity affirm their presence in this curious pastime of gazes and desires.