To go around with my camera throughout all of the Hacienda Cañasgordas [Cali-Colombia] was a heart-warming and emotional journey. To photograph its architecture, its doors, windows, patios, and corridors set my imagination to travel in time to its initial construction. It made me think of all the people involved in its design, the first inhabitants of the place, their duties, customs, and dreams. These were all my thoughts while I was focusing and setting each frame to photograph with the utmost subtlety. That subtlety with which we should always treat anything that is sacred, like our own history, that in many cases we know little about.
Every image suggests a presence.
It suggests a suspicion. Someone
just walked around there,
someone just went in, or is
about to come out, or pass by
that door, or window. They
carry an aroma. A sound occurs,
it may be the steps of someone,
it can be the wind, or a nearby
animal, or some tree branches’
noise. Something happens, there
is always something that
each Dot and Line on these images was an experience full of color and sound. Each image title refers to either the sound that I was listening to while taking the photograph or the sound that I would imagine when looking at the image. These Dots and Lines connect us through time with the colonial architecture, with
our (in the case of my fellow
people from Cali) roots. This is
not a place from the past, this
is a living place, a vibrant
one, full of magic, a place that
and makes us dream.