One of the first things I would like to clarify about the pictures is that they portray a very personal relationship. They represent fundamental elements of my own self that are clearly seen within the character. There is a sense of abstraction, or lack of clarity, that arises from my own difficulty to understand aspects of myself.
The mirror represents what has been lived, a reflection of the past of that woman, and all of her lost hopes. The woman tries harder to look at herself through the mirror, to get to know herself better and understand certain things that are unknown to her.
The hands transmit clear pain, as if something had broken. The woman tries to grasp to something that is leaving, or that is gone. The situation or circumstance is too much, and the character cannot take it any longer.
In the picture with the framed mirror and the rings placed next to the lipstick, the sexuality of the character is explored. The rings represent the open opportunities, as well as the hidden narrations or stories of the couple. The frame defines the limit that is always present, but the mirror’s reflection comes to show that there is freedom somewhere, even if it’s merely a reflection.
There is an overall theme of loss and re-encounter. What was lost is being searched for. Shapes throughout the pictures bring about another set of themes and ideas.
That woman is me.
This images are part of two different series that I am working on, Sanctuary and the second one I haven´t decided the name yet. In all of them the images show subjects immersed in their thoughts. Sorrow can be certainly perceived. Trying to reach the light in between the shadows. Sometimes we feel immersed in our past experiences as we try to get up.
Several important symbols can be found in these images.
What is this all about?
This is all about the magic, the dreams, the blue in the nature, all is like a fairy tale...a fairy tale we live here on earth.
Just live, be free, dream, feel, love every moment like the last one.
In this serie ( is not finish yet) I want to convey how lucky we are to be able to feel each emotion inside us, and be free to show our soul.
I am a fine art photographer, using photoshop to create the emotions I have inside me and wanted to share, the phrase that defines my work is, ¨Beauty between shadow and light¨.
Most of my images are self-portriats. With my work, the past, the present and the future merge in the unconsciuos, resulting in an artwork that makes you think beyond reality . Time and movement of thoughts will accelerate, and your imagination will be activated.
Being stuck in our own life, feeling like you can't escape the situation you are in or you are being pulled down. I wish you identify with my artwork, because every story is worth-telling. That's my ultimate goal as an artist.
Gabriela Segura, born in San José Costa Rica, 1978)
Gabriela is an electromechanical engineer, four years ago she began her studies in photography and realized that this was her true passion. Little by little she left her former job, to devote herself completely to photography.
She is a fine art photographer, she uses photoshop to create the emotions she has inside her and wanted to share. The phrase that defines her work is, ¨Beauty between shadow and light¨. Most of her images are self-portriats, with her work, the past, the present and the future merge in the unconsciuos, resulting in an artwork that makes you think beyond reality . Time and movement of thoughts will accelerate, and your imagination will be activated. She also loves street and landscape photography, she enjoys traveling with her camera and shooting every moment she wish to keep as a part of her life.
Now she is a fine art photographer, and in 2018 she began to participate in different contest, as a result one her series been award with two honorable mentions, one in Deeper Perspective and the other in Fine Art Portrait at International Photography Awards.
October-Honorable Mention, International Photography Awards: Category: Fine Art, portrait
October-Honorable Mention, International Photography Awards: Category: Deeper Perspective
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