GUS, the Spanish photographer combines a variety of photographic techniques, especially multiple and long exposures, and takes us on a magical journey into the depths of his imagination. His images are complex, simply executed and visually appealing. They are combined with fine art techniques and modern photography. Soft colour accents give his creations a dreamlike atmosphere. Thanks to a sensual aura it is like a meditation to look at his works. GUS has won 1st place in Fine Art /Collage at the International Photography Awards 2019 (IPA). He has also received numerous awards for his work in 2019.
Hope by Gus
“The end is near. I hear a noise at the door, as of some immense slippery body lumbering against it. It shall not find me. God, that hand! The window! The window!” ― H.P. Lovecraft
At the end of the world
These works (creative edit) are the fruit of Gus’s dreams and illusions that pass through his mind at certain moments. He tries to capture it, just as “a dream catcher” tries to capture that illusion forever.
“Well did the traveler know those garden lands that lie betwixt the wood of the Cerenerian Sea, and blithely did he follow the singing river Oukranos that marked his course. The sun rose higher over gentle slopes of grove and lawn, and heightened the colors of the thousand flowers that starred each knoll and dangle. A blessed haze lies upon all this region, wherein is held a little more of the sunlight than other places hold, and a little more of the summer’s humming music of birds and bees; so that men walk through it as through a faery place, and feel greater joy and wonder than they ever afterward remember.” ― H.P. Lovecraft
Gus’s vision of certain scenes, thoughts and inspiration are reflected in these works (“Mood works”). When he tries to think of a scene, a moment captured by the camera, and go a little further and then generate an atmosphere in which he wraps and lets my imagination fly with the work.
“Not hard to find is that roseal fever of the gods, that fanfare of supernal trumpets and clash of immortal cymbals, that mystery whose place and meaning have haunted you through the halls of waking and the gulfs of dreaming, and tormented you with hints of vanished memory and the pain of lost things awesome and momentous. Not hard to find is that symbol and relic of your days of wonder, for truly, it is but the stable and eternal gem wherein all that wonder sparkles crystallised to light your evening path.” ― H.P. Lovecraft
When he sees a scene, on many occasions, he sees beyond what the camera shows. Gus’s mind imagines a situation and a different scenario. These pictures reflect what passes through his mind just when he is about to take an image. It always makes him let himself go with his feelings and illusion to see beyond what life really is.