In May and June 2016 I had the chance to visit four of the world’s most amazing cities: Barcelona, Amsterdam, Berlin and New York. As my usual goal when travelling abroad, to beautifully portray these cities was one of my main concerns, but the usual way of photographing places and people no longer satisfied me. As an ongoing research of ways of visual representation to memory and to the state of presence, I took a different approach by exploring the additive multiple exposures technique produced in-camera. Long exposures with the aid of an ND filter were also occasionally aplied, especially in Amsterdam, influenced by Van Gogh’s strokes.
I tried to capture moments that extend to more then a singular view in a restricted space and time. As a meditation process while walking for a few minutes on the city streets or by surrounding a subject from different angles, I maintain the mind attentive to the present moment. From the first to the last exposure I frame three to five underexposed images to produce a final properly exposed composition. As siblings one to the other, the accumulation of these different moments compose a testimony of a condensed perception of time and space.