Tuesday, November 12, 2013


Dear friends,
Take a little bit of time while reading this. I would really like you to participate.


How often have we heard that to take an image needs time to get everything perfect, it must be done in such a way or another, that the object, person or place photographed should be beautiful. However, despite the good will of those who have in their hands the power to portray, how many times have we said "erase this picture I look horrible", "don´t show it to anybody or I'll kill you" or "he is not as ugly in person, but on the photo he always looks awful" .
If we can not deny that there are hundreds of rules that not only have facilitated the work of the photographer, but also allowed us to see the world beautiful and in extraordinary ways. But there are so many and sometimes so categorical that they almost border on the absurd. Why is it so frowned portray someone while eating or yawning? How close is 'too close' to photograph something? Why it is unacceptable that something goes out of focus?

I invite everybody to participate in my research project called "The paradox of ugliness", sending me pictures you have ever taken, but for considering them as ugly or imperfect they have never been shown or published. Those who for some reason have been saved in the depths of your files or have gone to the bin of your electronic devices, becoming the kind of monsters that live in the darkness of the digital dungeons, whose closure seeks to ensure that never come to light to be discovered by 's eye. In short, I need your accidental shots you have hidden, ignored or discarded. Images dodging, breaking and put in check the classical rules of "good photography".

Send your photos "virgin", "raw" and exactly as they were taken. The images may be in jpg, tiff, or raw, in their originally size. No need to have them manipulated or retouched. It may be errors or technical accidents (exposure, blur, bad light, bad framing, etc ... )  or "the wrong moment" (absurd or grotesque poses, red eyes, almost unrecognizable objects, etc ... ).

The rights remain with the owner and your name will always listed.


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