Jorge Pedra, 51 years old, Porto, Portugal.
Most of my photography projects are experimental and can rarely be called documental or even descriptive. I am always looking for an alternative technique, or a new aesthetic. This probably makes me a “user of photography” rather than a photographer. My main goal is to provoke an aesthetic emotion, in a way that turns the picture into an
Sometimes I use photography mingled with pictorial techniques to produce this art object, and I have frequently used painting over the prints, or over the slides or negative film.
Despite what I have written above, I have also done projects using photography in a traditional way, at least technically speaking, one of the major ones being Nude And Space.
This project concerns the relationship, or the lack of relationship, between a nude female model and an unpredictable space. In these photographs, I search for a purely formal result and try to create beauty.