Light and shade

In photography everything is based on light. The word itself literally means "to draw with light". But what would be the light without the shade?

I find myself portraying shadows very often lately. They are so meaningful. Through them we identify objects, persons, animals… Sometimes shades are so real that we think we can grab the objects that generate them. But no. They are only projections. The core, the authentic element, the essence remains unreachable.

A similar thing happens to us when we don't allow our feelings to fly. Most of us put a big effort on projecting an image of ourselves, but don't let others see our essence.

Fear? Insecurity? Ego? Who cares… It's just so hard to find authenticity. 

Tomás Correa

Berlin, Germany

I was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) in 1974. In 1992 I started to study photography in my home town. After some years I moved to Berlin to go on with my studies and get a wider view about photography. After working for many years in the design and advertising industry and having photography as a scape, in 2009 I decided to put more effort on my own projects. At the moment, I'm focussed in a personal search that's helping me to understand what I want to express, artistically speaking. Or is it the other way around?