It’s Not What You See, But How You See It
To me, photography has been a method-driven pursuit in producing works of learning. The methods I've chosen to follow and develop are derived from an interest in surrealist art, specifically, the works of Rene Magritte, Mark Tansey, and James Turrell. Each of these artists has inspired me to produce works that seeks to engage the viewer into questioning what it is they are actually seeing and experiencing.
During this talk, I will outline my current, preferred approach for creating images: long exposures, image stacking and panoramic techniques, and how they relate to my sources of inspiration.
Jorge de la Torriente
An architect and a self-taught photographer, my work continues to be a reflection of the tropical themes I have been surrounded by all my life. Born and raised in Miami, Florida, I gravitate towards water and nature themes. However, my love of travel continues to provide me the opportunities to experiment with scenery, mood, and methods.
I took up photography as a way to further explore my interest in art. While studying architecture at Cornell University, I developed an understanding and appreciation for work that makes you explore the idea of what you are seeing and experiencing. I try to bring this same element to my photography, always exploring new methods and improving existing ones.