Photography sorts the inner chaos that shapes our reality.
Name: Carla Fernández Andrade
Hometown: I live in Madrid. But I feel at home in Nigrán, a seaside village in the North West of Spain.
Style of photography: Nostalgic always… Personal (it depends of my state of mind)
Type of camera(s): Canon 450D, Polaroid 600, Diana F+. Analogue Photography is my weakness. I believe that nothing can compare with the film magic… I hope to try more with that kind of cameras in the future.
What gives you inspiration?
First of all; the infinite and extraordinary importance in every particular case. Things I need to understand from my surrounding environment. This is a little selfish conception, because my aim is to see the world as I would like it to be. For example: I will use the light I like, colours I want etc. Like this I give a meaning to my contradictory universe. The necessity to express my feelings and to take photos help me to tell what is happening in my mind and at the same time it makes possible to explore and define myself. The sea is very important for me, it means everything I look for: freedom, release, strength and beauty. Also Light; understood as the Platonist metaphor of the ultimate reality to reach the real knowledge. This is fundamental and an endless source of inspiration for me.
What are your influences?
My old family pictures because they allow me in a simplified way to answer the transcendent question of “where I came from.” Independent Photography that tries to say something honest, simple and beautiful. Photography without restrictions; done from and for the author. Of course, all photographers who make my life better, either they are professionals or amateurs. There are too much. But for example I love the style of Jackson Eaton, Katharina Schumacher, Ellen Kooi, Amy Stein, Bryan Schutmaat, Ryan McGinley, Jonathan Leder, Roy Stuart, Terry Richardson, etc, etc… I can’t mention all.
Why did you choose these photos?
It was a difficult choice, so I’ve asked some friends.
What does photography mean to you?
Photography sorts the inner chaos that shapes our reality. It’s like an imaginary recreation through the camera’s lens of a different and better world. I find balance with it… It processes my thoughts and makes them more intelligible. Both contemplate and shooting is my best therapy to survive day by day.
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