Jorge Pedra, Porto, Portugal, architect, amateur in photography since the 70’s
Most of my photography projects are experimental and can rarely be called documental or even descriptive. I am always looking for an alternative technique, or a new aesthetic. This probably makes me a “user of photography” rather than a photographer. My main goal is to provoke an aesthetic emotion, in a way that turns the picture into an art object.
Sometimes I use photography mingled with pictorial techniques to produce this art object, and I have frequently used painting over the prints, or over the slides or negative film. Since the “digital revolution” I use Photoshop to manipulate pictures. Though, I try to keep close to Photography, rather then entering the “reign” of Digital Art. [Official Website]