Winter of Our Youth
This series (2017), taken from trains, is a metaphor about time passing, how it distorts our memories, and how these in turn distort the whole perception of our own life. Some long-passed events may seem crisp and clear, whereas we prefer to maintain others very close to our present in a blurry mist.
The series shares many aspects of the techniques Pedro Correa often uses in his work: spontaneous moments captured using exclusively the elements of the moment (a train window and a landscape in this case) and his camera, with no digital modification of the reality other than the obvious global post-processing needed in order to create the final printable artwork. In this case the post-processing focused on a very particular and precise use of the contrast.
About The Artist
Born in Madrid in 1977, Pedro Correa moved to Brussels, where he studied oil painting and comic art at the Brussel's Royal Academy of Arts in parallel with a PhD in image processing at the University of Engineering in Louvain. In his artistic development Pedro Correa soon became fascinated by photography and the possibility to capture poetic and fragile moments, where beauty comes out naturally without being manufactured.
Clearly influenced by his impressionistic painting background (his mother is also a painter), his style was born by experimenting with ways of injecting the emotions of impressionism into the "decisive moment" of photography, without ever manipulating or digitally retouching the image: "Beauty is out there, it just needs to be captured as it is".
All his shots are love songs to a universal city, and strive at studying the place (and often solitude) of urbanites: their relationship both with others and with the city itself. His works have been exhibited internationally and received positive reviews from renowned critics such as Mark Jenkins from the Washington Post.