Jeg har kendt Camila Fenster længe, hun er halvt dansk og halvt portugisisk og bor og arbejder i Portugal. For et par år siden begyndte Camila at lave disse skønne billeder, som jeg virkelig synes er digital kunst, når det er bedst. Hun bruger ofte hundredvis af forskellige fotos, hun har taget på sine mange rejser rundt omkring i verden, og skaber så et værk. Mange bittesmå detaljer – en gadelampe, glas, dørhåndtag, fliser, vægge og meget, meget andet udgør Camilas billeder. Jeg er stor fan og er meget imponeret over den enorme kreativitet, der skal til. Hvis du vil vide mere så skriv endelig til mig eller besøg Camilas hjemmeside.
Jeg giver her ordet til Camila – er bedst, selvom det er på engelsk:
I use photography as my form of expression, through plastic language I find ways to relate to others. Eager to find and explore new places in the world, I use my camera to capture and appropriate details that in my very personal way, work to create a new object that reflects inner experiences. I use multiple photographs in the construction of images that appear as the materialisation of a conceptual narrative.
Each photo has a beginning and an end to a story I have imagined that often reflects my state of mind while creating. Each image is a chapter that you will walk in on taken from a book of my life experiences that are different every day, driven from a past history of the world, inspired with streetart and urban parts of cities and their cultures, with a touch of true concern for the future has the perfect combination.
Every Image takes at least 60 hours to make, some leading up to 100 hours. All the photos are taken by me in travels I make always accompanied by my camera.
I studied in an Irish school, and my “art school” were 16 years working in producing commercial films in the very best production companies way before the digital era. Creativity, sensibility, story telling, image, light, and so much more involved was what made me love photography. Later on, already in the digital time, I took a photography course in Lisbon in a well known school called Ar.co, here I was able to learn how to use a digital camera, although all of post production I learned by myself, through experience and hundreds of tutorials.
Overall, I consider my photographs to be my “paints” in all my artworks. Hope you enjoy going through my mind and make your own stories out of mine.