We like that the uncertainty about what’s really going on in Joana Garrido’s series of photographs opens up the door for the viewer to imagine quite magical and mysterious. The circular presentation also adds to the sense of peering into an alien world that’s full of colour and strange, floating creatures.
The series is from Joana’s personal projects as her main area of work is in visual effect and other areas of digital design. Although she does not consider herself a photographer, we were so drawn in by them that we couldn’t help but share. Joana tells us more about the other work she does.
I’m currently working in the VFX industry and started working in webdesign; then I moved to architecture visualization and advertising. In my free time, I make my own small projects, mainly series with 5 or more images. The major influences come from architecture to meaningless things, kitsch and excess, nature, decay, machines, insects, old illustrations.
I don’t use concept art, mostly because I like the mistakes and the unpredictable to emerge — this happens most of the time. Sometimes, what starts as a small still life object changes to a big machine in some environment.
It’s also common for me to start thinking about a new series while I am working on the current one.
© Joana Garrido, 2012