|Written by Ramiro Chaves|
|28 Jul 2009|
Miramar is the only town on the coast of Laguna Mar Chiquita, the largest lake in Latin America. This salted lake is located in the province of Cordoba, the geographical centre of Argentina. My family is native to this area, and it is where I spent a great part of my childhood.
The objective of this project is to convey the feelings of nostalgia and anticipation. I like to start from the idea that every language is a form of nostalgia – a sign of something that has disappeared. My images refer to trivial fictions while describing real places. I like the mystery that this duality produces. I try visualise the energy I feel when I first encounter a place, a feeling of conflict and seduction at the same time.
I see these sites as unique and sacred, establishing a personal mythology based on historical facts and everyday experiences.
Ramiro Chaves www.chavesphoto.com