“During the transit for the construction of this book, I plunged into a journey through my life as a child and at the same time through my father’s life, where similarities and radical ruptures appear. Starting from a repressed childhood that could at a given moment be the cause of my decisions such as having chosen a medical specialty as cruel as Traumatology in which I was almost always in contact with blood and radical procedures such as amputations.
Anecdotes emerged, both from my childhood and from my practice as a medical specialist, which led me to search for archival images. In addition, throughout the photobook are interwoven solarigraphs, an important part of a stage of my work, where for eighteen months I placed 32 pinhole cameras on the roofs of houses in the city of Oaxaca, which recorded both the path of the sun, as well as the great earthquake of 2017 that destroyed much of the state. These abstract images of intense colors, reflect a deeply difficult stage of my life, after leaving medicine, where I plunged into the tunnels of a strong depression and anxiety.
In the story I draw an analogy between the phantom limb syndrome in which a patient, after having been amputated, continues to feel the now non-existent limb with the lingering presence of the parent long after they have passed away.
Separation, mutilation, wounds, ruptures, amputations, words that are the common thread of the photobook, both in the story and in its physical structure.
The book was made as part of Hydra’s program , Incubadora de Fotolibros 2019.” - Publisher