“Indago” is a work which comes from contemplating the natural environment and its different guises. In these photographs the author rediscovers forms and endows them with new meanings reflecting states of mind as well as inner feelings. These images in black and white conjure the night, and speak to the viewer of man and nature, of life and death, or about object’s concrete appearance. Ultimately, the images are open to interpretation, waiting to be transformed, to evoke different shades of experience in others.
The work’s starting point is the story of a man who lives away from the world in the middle of the forest; who shapes and sometimes destroys his environment, yet who also blends into and ultimately forms a part of it.
Yurian Quintanas (Amsterdam, 1983) has been assitant of photographers from National Geographic like Tino Soriano and Annie Griffiths Belt. At 2007 he began working on his own projects and he has received awards and fellowships like the scholarship of the “XIII International Meetings Gijon photojournalism” (2009), the workshops Magnumphotos scholarship with Chien-Chi Chang (2009), the award of “SFR Jeunes Talents” for ParisPhoto (2014) and the recent “Open Call award” of the Encontros da Imagem (2015). Burn Magazine, , Foto a Foto, Bonart, Descobrir Catalunya,Fotografia Magazine, F-Stop Magazine, Piel de Foto, Lens Culture, Positive Magazine and Ojo de Pez, are some of the media in which he has published.