Vari Caramés (Ferrol,1953)
I would define myself as self-taught. When I was nine years old we moved to A Coruña. At age fifteen my father, who was an amateur artist, gave me a manually operated Voiglander camera in order to photograph his paintings, drawings, and works made from forged iron. Later on, I used photography as an “aid” while studying architecture which I never fully completed. I never intended to make a living as a photographer, but now I can´t live without it. I have learned how to turn defects into effects, and I am not interested in the latest tendencies or being in fashion. I use B/W and color indistinctly.
I am interested in how something rather ordinary can in fact become extraordinary. I try to evoke and suggest things which will make the spectator dream and do the same. I am inspired by all things which are timeless and undefined. I am much more intuitive than I am intellectual and chance is more exciting than certainty. In my opinion, there is a lack of poetry in the world today, and technology can never be a substitute for emotions.