After three weeks away, I am finally back! I have been travelling around 10 different European countries for 22 days to bring to life a project I have named “My Europe”. Once again, I use my blog to provide everyone with the Project Statement so you understand the goal I am pursuing in this new collection of photographs.
“My Europe” is a strictly talking Street Photography series, divided (so far) in 10 different parts, which relate to each country I have stayed and explored: Spain, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria and Italy. All of them are composed only by black and white images taken in urban environments of the cities I visited with my camera, showing local people interacting with their daily life activities and other people. Technically, I just took really good care of framing the important aspects of the scene and the people involved within it to try and catch the attention of the viewer towards the main characters. This is also the reason why they are all in black and white, so nobody can get distracted by colours and it also adds continuity to the whole series.
The main goal I pursue with the new project is to show how similar we all are regardless the country or city we live in. Nowadays, it seems society is more focused on pointing out our differences instead of paying more attention to the things we share and have in common. It is my way to shout out for unity and peace between cultures. These 10 countries are just the beginning, as my long-term plan is to include all the countries part of the European Union. We have worked hard to be together and we should keep working towards that direction and embrace one another.
“As a photographer, you have a moral obligation to publish your work and reach as many people as possible” – Matt Black