WHY I LIKE HIS WORK...
For me, these photographs resemble Cubist Photography more than anything else. Similarly to Cubism paintings, Pep is masterfully slicing the planes in front of him. But what he is able to achieve is not just slicing in space, but in time as well.
In original Cubism, the great masters could only decompose what is in front of them "in space", i.e. paint their subject from different angles. Pep goes a step further. He takes photographs at different times, and thus you see, for example, the Bay Bridge not only from different angles but at different times of the day.
And that is honestly a bit mind-boggling.
Our mind is strangely not opposed to his interpretation of reality. First, we just "read his images", and then a little later, a red flag is raised in our brain, "something is not right here". Only upon closer examination do we see what the magician has done. This is why I would call his art Cubist Photography, time-space Cubism Photography.
Recognized in the International Photography Awards, these images were each created using dozens to several hundred separate photographs. Originally shot in fragments, the puzzle pieces were then reconstructed one by one and reworked to create a unique narrative space that never actually happened, where the whole travels mysteriously further than what the camera documented. Part memory, part imagination, not unlike the way we see.
Art's Magnetic Field
The Human spirit has always responded to the call of art. From cave paintings to the haloed masterpieces in our museums, art has long enchanted and elevated human experience. We stand collectively in a sort of suspended moment - contemplating the magic - and one can't help but sense that the art is looking back at us.
Trees, in the round
In this series, which received Honorable Mention in the London International Creative Competition, multiple shots of each tree were taken while walking in a circle around it, then blended together and reworked to discover what became of the orbit - the tree and its environment in the round