SHARE YOUR TRUTH
The opinions expressed in Share Your Truth are the author’s own.
ANDREA GUEDELLA SHARES HER TRUTH
Text by Andrea Guedella
Photograph © Andrea Guedella
Description of image
Digital photography. Portrait in studio. In my language (Spanish) the word for "truth" is "verdad." If you separate it into two pieces you obtain "ver" and "dad." That means in English, and also in my own language, to "look" and to "send."
How does the image express or manipulate the truth?
Thanks to my camera I often have the chance to get close to people I barely know and to establish a magical connection with them. It's quite special.
By portraying them, I do not seek to document or catalog them. I try to discover their choices, statements, their lifestyle. When I make a portrait I instinctively get involved in feeling people by how they see themselves, and by what aspect of their beauty or individuality they are giving me or trusting in that moment. That is why when it comes to rights, respect, and pride, I feel true in what I do, and I think that this is also part of what I try to discover in each of my photographs.
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