PABLO ORTIZ MONASTERIO

 
The magic possibility of framing a certain space and time is what brought me to photography. This process of recording elements of 3 dimensions in the flow of time, and fixing them in a 2 dimensional image, creates a new context for the elements of the photograph, now they are detached from their original surroundings, they are involved in a close world in which they only relate to each other: all the rest of "reality" has vanished. This allows us to see those elements from a new point of view and perhaps to reach a better understanding "...we see things but we don’t see them, like things that slid through the mind one flowing into another.” (Marcel Proust). My main concern is to be able to "see", to understand human beings and how we behave in our natural surroundings. - Pablo Ortiz Monasterio
February 1976 Createtive Camera November 1976, page 367