Photographer/Director Camila Falquez examines the ephemeral nature of body movement. Falquez grew up studying ballet and contemporary dance, but she stopped short of dedicating her career to the form to focus on Photography and Film Making. Camila says through her Photography: "Our physical relationship with the environment is one expressed by motion. We move in reaction to the outside world. Posture is a shaped manifestation of emotion, impossible to suppress." Camila's work is as varied in location as it is in approach; from studio work in New York, Barcelona, and Paris, to landscape and street shots covering the Western United States, Colombia, and Senegal. Changes in topography, only reinforces her attention to form. She sees body shapes atop mountains, gestures reflected in the sea.
Falquez came to New York, from Barcelona, five years ago for a three-month workshop in film. Video work does seem a more obvious medium for an artist creatively driven by the body in motion, but to Falquez, only in precise static moments could her eye be satisfied. In the studio, with a naked body, she molds her subjects like a dance instructor seeking angles of expression. On the streets, without such exacting control, she choreographs in reverse, with her eyes alone.
“I only shoot what attracts me, it’s not every movement. What came as a surprise is that the dancer is still inside me as a photographer. That is the way I see the world and this is the proof.”
Alongside exhibitions of her personal projects, Falquez is also known for her work in fashion, having shot for labels including Louis Vuitton and Hermes, as well as publications the likes of Teen Vogue, Purple and Spanish Vogue.