Walk on the silence, Fuerteventura, Spain

Walking on the Dunes

In the movie Woman in the Dunes (1964) by Hiroshi Teshigara, an entomologist found himself a prisoner in a sand pit. The story in some ways resembles that of my project Walk in the Dunes, where i have been remain under the spell of the dunes for a winter in Natural Park of the Dunes of Corralejo, Fuerteventura, Spain. Here,the infinite landscapes, the greatness of nature and the continuous variation of lights and shadows awakened in me many emotions. I tried to translate all this experience into essential images, capable of transmitting emotions that I had experienced. With this spirit I investigated the dunes of the natural park of Corralejo, of which I present some fragments.

The dunes are became my studio where the horizon extends to infinity. I would say that the dune constitutes an almost naturally photographic landscape, but reduced to a single backdrop. And on the background of the dunes the elements of the images are hung on the horizon with drawing pins, suspended in a dimension that transcends the empirical data to expand into a universe of fantasies more or less born on the edge of the conscience. All the pictures are the distinctive features of the compositions hovering between surrealism and reality, where on a blinding sandy background stand high contrast elements with dark features.Silhouettes of people, rocks and plants sublimated as mannequins on an imaginary set, made of sand.

Declared in the Natural Park of the Dunes of Corralejo in 1982 only in 1994 it is reclassified as Natural Spaces of the Canary Islands as a natural park. Located in the northwestern corner of Fuerteventura it has a size of 2,668.7 Ha. And is made up of fixed and mobile dunes of marine origin that are projected to the interior by the action of the wind until reaching Montaña Roja (312m), where the prevailing winds they divert the sand to the sea.