The self, afflicted by its urges and emotions built up by its conscious and subconscious experiences. The baby who looks you unashamedly in the eyes, unaware of the difference, the autonomous demarcation between himself and the world around him.

The simple organism, the plant, the insect that is automatically controlled by the drives of existence and the physical circumstances, without ending up in affect when being provoked.

The non-dreaming sleeping conscious man, as far from the body and the Self it can come without dying? Defenseless and undisguised in front of the environment, almost separated from one's own body

Intimate Space

"The feeling of shame expresses an awareness that we are not alone in the world. It takes a viewer, another subject, for shame to be comprehensible at all. The French existentialist, the philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, has a famous example of a man who peeks "on other people through a keyhole. He describes the brutal shock that "shakes" him when he perceives that someone sees him peeking, when he perceives the other's gaze. For Sartre, another human being is something that transcends one's own world."

Without agreement, I take the right to photograph unknown people in the public space and with an extreme telephoto lens, the intimate (and private) is achieved. Skin, hair, faces unaware that they are being observed and documented. A look and sudden awareness of the other that confirms each other's existence and a limit that may be exceeded.

A gradient describes a change, a gradual transition from one state to another. The harmonious transition can create a calm, a calm that may turn into the uneventful and boring. The contrast and conflict become its dramatic and exciting opposite.

Harry & Willy