Ester Grass Vergara
Dulce de Leche, Good Day Sunshine, Bricks and Venus are all part of a project named You Can Keep Tomorrow. The project, which resulted into a book, is inspired by my fears of growing up which comes hand in hand with responsibilities. The work I made for this project is of a symbolic nature and whilst creating the images I drew great inspiration from classic stories like Barrie’s Peter Pan, Nabokov’s Lolita, Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland but also the Holy Bible and my own experiences and views on growing up and eventually growing old.
You could say I suffer from the Peter Pan Syndrome. You Can Keep Tomorrow shows that there is nothing wrong with lingering a little longer before you make the jump between now and tomorrow. It shows the beautiful side of being ‘stuck’ in this limbo where time is of no essence.
The other three images titled Swimming Pool, Seed and Untitled where created later on but within the same frame of mind.
Although I feel very comfortable shooting in black and white I often like to use bright colors combined with rays of sunlight and playful shadows. It's almost like a reference to my South American roots.
Images courtesy of Ester Grass Vergara