LAS PLAYAS DE LIMA (2008)

Urban landscape in the historic center of Lima is a kind of show offering many options, where an interesting diversity of architectonic styles is constantly trying to be the center of the attention. They all form a visual plot, a set of layers of urban history. Contemplating such landscape is practically like reading a book index, where the history and evolution of the city are written.

At the same time, cars represent the time catched in the past, giving clues which place spectator in an undefined context (due to the low rotation in the city number of vehicles).

These photographs are an aesthetic approximation of a urban landscape formed by structures containing a historic reference, playing with the visual rhythm of vehicles. Each architectural trend is a reflection of its period and each car is a part of the present that still wants to be valid.

* Public parking lots in Lima are usually called “parking beaches”. In that sense, this photographic project uses this ambiguity to play with ideas such as landscape and identity. This is due to the fact that the sea, and the beaches, in Lima have always been a cultural reference for artists living in this city.

60 x 75 cm.
104 x 130 cm.
Series of 33 pictures,
archival inkjet print from 4×5 inch b&w film