Val Masferrer-Oliveira

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..one drop, one form, one flow. Purity. The journey is delicate and smooth, the drop twinkles and eventually falls into the attractiveness of the illusion. Not only a midstream. Sometimes it is a reflection of the 'reality' or a reflection of whatever it encounters. Wholesome or distorted? From dreams to imagination I have been studying and playing with light, capturing traces of objects, figures.. transforming them into a symbolic interpretation. Check out the full series Dreams @ www.valmasferreroliveira.com

..they sound so strong and ferocious when calling me. Wild yet human..flowers in the sea... I have been really interested in perception. I have been searching this theme and translating it into different “languages”. Check other images from this series @www.valmasferreroliveira.com

..why going through such a long, complex and convoluted theories trying to reach the ideal of equality for all people when the answer is so close and obvious? We are all imperishable souls, pure energy, a point of bright light. In our most basic natural and original state we are all a source of love, peace and joy. We are not our race, our colour, our gender, our sexuality, our nationality, our religion, our class, our wealth, our philosophy or our political choices. The human beings have long forgotten who they really are. We are already all equal but have no such awareness, rather we chose the path of discrimination, betrayal, lust, attachment, greed, hatred and war. We are living in an era where our Ego guides us to a state where we have no connection with our soul or that of others, miles alway from our True Self. This artwork represents the true nature of the human being - pure bright light - blurred by a dysfunctional and struggling society. The world is a stage and we are all actors. No matter which role we play in this “drama”, we are all a point of light. We must become fully aware of this in order to connect to one another in peace and harmony and establish a fair, tolerant and balanced global society, overcoming the rough edge of differences. It's now just a “drama”..at end we ALL go to the same home.

..impermanence, change, transformation..stepping into the unknown...

Val Masferrer-Oliveira

I borrow ideas from nature and let my imagination fly…

There is always a journey in my images. I am very connected to nature, in fact nature is part of me..it feeds me, balances me, it’s my therapy..my inspiration. Natural light energises me, empowers me, gives me life. I guess this fascination for nature comes from my childhood in Brazil, where the nature is just amazing, and the light is incredible.

When I am shooting I use photography to manifest what I am seeing into what I am feeling. Somehow I don’t approach things as people do..it’s seems that I am always hunting the unknown…

I have a very active inner dynamic and I find nature helps me as an individual and as a spiritual being. Photography is the enabler for that. This is the reason why I decided to dedicated myself completely to it. It keeps reminding me that there is only this moment, and it’s here and now. It teaches me that I must be fully here and now in order to capture my surroundings and try to include more than just the visual element…

Although I love nature and landscape photography, I don’t consider myself a landscape photographer. My images are about experiences, emotions that I want to express, it’s about transforming moments in nature, so I concentrate in texture, reflection and motion.

My work questions the viewer perception..there is always a question behind each image.
I love the idea to make photography my meditation..I love the idea to be unlearning mindfully through photography.

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