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Pep Ventosa: Carousels – In the Round, Santa Cruz Sea Swings

Work / Photography

Pep Ventoso collapses time on itself with these multi-layered photos of carousels

Pep Ventosa has mastered a paradoxically beautiful style of photography that both abstracts and gives an honest description of reality by using layer upon layer of transparent photographs of a single place or thing, i.e. carousels. The style opts for representational, which is effectively more real than literal as it takes in many more perspectives and moments over time so that the images are, yes, abstract but also more truthful. They also work like a magic-eye in the way the details reveal themselves to those who more than glance and the movement in the image becomes almost perceptible.

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Pep Ventosa: Carousels – In the Round, Carousel del Tibidabo, Barcelona

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Pep Ventosa: Carousels – In the Round, Diavolo Tibidabo, Barcelona

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Pep Ventosa: Carousels – In the Round, Carousel de Paris

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Pep Ventosa: Carousels – In the Round, The Balloons

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Pep Ventosa: Carousels – In the Round, Carousel de la Tour Eiffel

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Pep Ventosa: Carousels – In the Round, Carousel de la Belle Epoque, Paris