Roberto de la Torre
My name is Roberto de la Torre, I am a photographer born in Galicia, north-west of Spain. I have been working on documentary photography for more than 25 years, based on ancestral rituals that had a common origin throughout Europe. In my work you can see the most classic photodocumentalism of reportage but also a work with my most personal vision, where the photographic language that I develop allows the viewer the freedom to interpret a reality different from mine.
In my photographic work I explore the concept of myth-landscape as an intersection between the imaginary divinities represented by men and their natural environment and their sacred limits.
In my photographs I make a cultural construction that links the dominant imaginary sacred beings in each community with the sacred space that they delimit and that evolve in a sui generis way.
A visual game between the tangible and the intangible in a physical and natural setting. A heritage and cultural memory that has treasured its uniqueness over the centuries.
In MICROCOSMOS I present a hierophanic landscape where the mythical beings that build the magical places are manifested.
Places where the existence of the sacred becomes present, when it manifests itself through the objects of our usual cosmos as something completely opposed to the profane world.