An illusion is a false interpretation of what one perceives. It is also a deceptive appearance outside of reality.
In our modern society, human relationships and human behavior is gradually becoming more based on illusions. It is fashionable to always say that we feel good even if we are annoyed or tired. Our physical appearance must always be exemplary, and if it is not, then we immediately assume that we will be judged or stereotyped. As photographer artist, I place a great importance on the way in which I express myself through my appearance. I have learned that my attitude and the way in which I dress shapes other’s perceptions of me as professional and for my artistic work.
Most individuals we meet give us the illusion of a perfect life, unmarked by mistakes or failures. However, I eventually “scratch the varnish” of their immaculate life to reveal an illusion that shrouds reality.
Is this good? Is this bad? I do not have an easy answer. Since I make a living from be selling art works, I prize the virtue of truth. I always say what is on my mind. I take the necessary precautions as I am direct and frank. As a photographer artist, I try not to live ensnared within the illusion of a life, because these tumultuous misconceptions can be very unstable and unreliable. Unfortunately, when a person lives according to an illusion, their imminent downfall can be irremediable.
This collection called "illusions" is symbolic of human behavior. These artistic photographs display the reflections of trees on the surface of water. You can imagine the detail and structure. You can see the trunks and foliage.
And yet, the trees themselves remain unclear. They are only an illusion. For this collection, we chose black and white.
All these photographs were made in black and white. The absence of color allows us to present clean, focused, and minimalist scenes. The spectator's gaze is not distracted by the effects of colors or by the softness of tones. Here, we can see the image in black and white. The detail is raw and direct. I address the viewer by asking him if he is a part of a comedy, if he is perhaps living in an illusion. The strength of black and white interposes the viewer and reality in a direct way through the illustration of illusion.
Living in illusions by creating a life that one thinks is perfect can have terrible consequences. People who live in permanent illusion create the sweetest dreams where everything is beautiful and perfect. However, this is fake. Life continues to be difficult and complex. One must know how to cope and react when problems arise.
Illusions distort reality. They end up emitting a smooth reflection, without asperity. Real life is sometimes rough. To reach a goal, it is necessary to fight, which can be a grave struggle. Illusions do not solve any problems. They are always temporary and prevent the individual from building solid foundations.
You must never be seduced by the acts of celebrities who stage themselves in magazines, social networks, and in the media. These images are factitious. They can encourage you to dream, but you must never forget that these hollow dreams fade as an illusion.
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