and other revealed subjects in my photos:
There is more going on behind the lens than what is in front of it: laying hold of a reality sometimes sneaky, turning the ephemeral moments into a digital eternity in an unsuccessful fight to rescue the “Now” from falling instantly into the “Past”.
Giving the meaning of a personal point of view to an already left behind boat to bring it back to a useful life or capture one in a hundred billion sea shells to seize its uniqueness.
All these actors work in my photos in an attempt to shed some permanence and transcendence to my surroundings: a reality that comes across quite overwhelmingly sometimes.
Wherever they might be they always remember that the past was a lie, that memory has no return, that every spring went by could never be recovered, and that the wildest and most tenacious love was an ephemeral truth in the end.
Gabriel García Marquez – One Hundred Years of Solitude
Photographing life brings a sense of ownership to me, a way of fooling me that beauty can last forever.
The dream of the details has been just as important as a whole. That is why I say that God is in the details but also in the unseen, in the subjects behind the lens, not in front of it.
Vancouver, January 2016.
About the Artist:
Rebeca Hernández is an advertising designer, marketing professional, and in the latest years a Costa Rican immigrant based in Vancouver.