RITUAL SIGNS OF (RE)CONNECTION



This ongoing project started during COVID-19 lockdown in Mexico. At the beginning of the lockdown, I did not know when I was going to be able to take photos again or see my friends. I had never used Facetime or Zoom before, and WhatsApp had always been strictly for messages, so I decided to see what my friends were up to as a means to connect or re connect with them, and since I am carrying a camera most of the time I decided to take portraits of them. It all started with remote shooting friends and family, later on I decided to do it with people I have never met in real life.
Video call apps are designed to bring us closer but we are only left with ephemeral pixelated, frozen and glitchy visual moments that also remind us of the friends and family we have temporarily lost.
While watching friends and strangers from a distance, this project unravels the fragility of the moments I decided to turn into images, creating snaps and quick moments that repeat endlessly to immortalise memories I want to keep. Until we meet again...





THANKS to all the people who were part of this project: Abraham Martínez, Ale Moyaho, Ale Romero, Alejandro Ríos, Andrea Tejeda, Angélica Gálvez, Axel H. Lemaire, Beto Muertes, Blanca y Nico, Brian Eha, Burning Pablo, Christian Pasquel, Claudette Maillé, Claudia Ramírez, Chops, Chris Low, Daan Ferman, Dondaniel, David Cornish, Diego De La Torre, Edith Sieck, Eduardo “El Gallo” Soberón, Eduardo Talavera, Eivaut Rischen, Erika Arroyo, Erich E. Mendoza, Fernanda María, Gloria Aponte, Helio Morais, Iso Rodríguez, Jaime Martínez, Jesús Tapia, Jorge E. Mendoza, Joseph Dominic, Jorge Alderete, Katharina Jung, Lily, Leo Rodríguez, Luigi Tlachi, Luis Alfonso Guerrero Lozano, Mack, María A Secas, Miguel Bustamente, Miguel Trancozo Treviño, Omar Hanun, Piki, Puerto Dreams, Rafa Micha, Rapha, Raquel Miserachi, Roberto Rabadán, Rodrigo Vive, Rufus Kluge, Sam Moto, Santiago Peña, Silvia Rojas, Sofia Zavala, Sponholtz, Spclgst, Tania Hernández, The Legendary Tigerman, Verónica Toussaint, Vidzú Y. Ramírez.
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