In The Frame: Kety Duran – Kote


Posted 9 months ago in Arts & Culture Features

IN THE FRAME

Kety Duran

Kote

“I caught this photograph by chance, during the sunny months of the first lockdown in Dublin. The lack of human contact and the longing for being able to touch and hug made me reflect on the warm feeling of a caress, similar to the one we feel when the sun touches our skin.”

“One of the things that captivates me the most about photography is that images have the power to capture the intangible, what would otherwise be impossible to imagine through words.

They transport us back in time to when they were taken and can sometimes even change the image’s meaning depending on the context in which we look at it.

I took a photograph of my friend Kote during a shoot a couple of months before moving to Dublin. We were in a semi-desert area that stretches across the southeast of the autonomous community of Navarra in Spain. What inspired me to take that shot was intuition and impulse, I wanted to capture that light forever.

I caught this photograph by chance, during the sunny months of the first lockdown in Dublin. The lack of human contact and the longing for being able to touch and hug made me reflect on the warm feeling of a caress, similar to the one we feel when the sun touches our skin.

Then, I remembered that image in the desert and the moment in which we immortalised that late summer light.

Since then, I haven’t stopped searching for that same quality of light. On the buildings in my neighbourhood, in the empty streets, on tables of closed restaurants, on the bodywork of parked cars. You can find it everywhere if you stop to look. Now, I can finally re-photograph that light on the skin of friends and strangers.

Kote is part of the 7th Edition of Halftone Print Fair at The Library Project which has extended its run until December 17th.

@ketyduran

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