by JM Ramirez-Suassi

This project reveals a side of Spain that people rarely see, that some will never see. It’s great to look at a project that focuses on this side of Spain, that avoids the typical beautiful beaches, hot summer sun and dense mountain forests.

JM Ramírez-Suassi is the photographer behind this project, named Peripheries, that looks at the landscapes in Almería, a less known region in South East Spain. Here’s what Ramírez-Suassi has to say about the project:

Almería is one of the unknown regions of Spain, although it’s true that others have worked in this region and have created beautiful imagery, such as the photographer Vanessa Winship

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For me the landscapes are dreams; dreams that precipitate rapidly in the experience of emptiness. Within this experience of emptiness is where I try to construct the beauty which has possesed the place. As if I had to find an order where once only existed chaos and confusion.

 

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I usually work with different projects at the same time. I leave periods of time between them in order to ponder over the images taken, preserving and analysing them.

 

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We know that in photography, what is important happens in a moment. I always return to the places which have inspired me. Even if you have taken a good photograph, it doesn’t mean that you can’t or shouldn’t go back to the same place. The possibility of taking a better photograph is what pushes you towards this place. Unfortunately, the photographs that I remember the most are the ones not taken. A glimpse of light, or a gesture, gone forever.

ramirezsuassi.com

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