My last project ‘Cowboys of the Americas”, took me on a 10 years journey from Canada to northern Patagonia.
It is difficult to find a subject matter that you can become passionate about, one that will nurture you spiritually, emotionally and creatively. The coming together of these elements for me has always being around my roots and my search of identity.
My new project “Harvest”, which will take me on another visual expedition this time around the world to investigate the symbiosis between people, the land and food . By immersing myself in ancient harvest culture, small family farms located in rural areas, I will best be able to document their rituals around Harvest such as celebrations, along with their working the land, the tools and clothes they use, the communities they create. I want to offer an insight into a diverse group of peoples, whose customs, languages and way of lives are undergoing inevitable change.
I am always diving deeper into trying to understand who I am, and what my dreams, intuitions and inspirations are made of, an endless task.
In the same way that Gauchos was digging into my father’s roots , Harvest is my way to explore my mother Peruvian roots.
Everything around us is becoming a product, with no emotion, no passion. We are losing sense. We need to remain –at least in some field of our life- artisanal, authentic. To recover that basic feel of belonging. And to feed that elusive yet essential notion called identity.
During the course of 2018 I did 3 working trips to Peru, photographing from the potato harvest at an altitude of 4.000 mt high, to the pre-inca salt mines of Maras and the corn of the Colca Canyon, the deepest in the world.