Photographers Ximena Garrigues and Sergio Moya met with cameras in their hands. They are fundamental figures on Spain's editorial scene. In March 2017 they approached Naves Matadero with the idea of documenting the path of the artists showcased during the first season.
Photographers Ximena Garrigues and Sergio Moya met with cameras in their hands. Four eyes, one shot, and more than ten years later they're still working together. They are fundamental figures on Spain's editorial scene; their portraits appear in the most important national publications. In March 2017 they approached Naves Matadero with the idea of documenting the path of the artists showcased during the first season. “And right from the first session, we understood the magic of the venue. It's a place made to be lit up, so that light is born and dies in the same photo. Inside it, natural light moves quickly. We contemplated untaken photos, photos that were fading away right before our eyes, but we savoured that movement”, they explain. Born investigators of light, body language and portraiture, over the course of their career they have immortalised entire towns, families, regional festivities, bends in roads, still lifes and anything they find to be beautiful. But it is portraiture that they truly relish: unravelling the innards of the human being, from behind a lens.
“The non-verbal dialogue that exists in a portrait is primal, reciprocal and absolute. There is an enormous transfer of information during the session. Everything begins with a look, the first one. Then, cautiously, the rest of the body. A little bit later, a kiss or a handshake. And finally, the rest, the photo”, they explain.
10y11 (10and11) shows all of this and more, because sometimes you get a portrait on the first shot while other times it's when you put the camera away. On this occasion, however, as silent thieves and witnesses of art, the magic happened in front of them and the result passes through the walls of the entrance hall, reaching our pupils.
“Talent, conflicts, successes, sensitivities, movements and red lights, children, tragedies, nightmares, sound, madness, 100 faces in one shot, sex, Nefertitis, history and one elegant Jewish lady. If you want, play around and match these words to the images that are exhibited here”, Ximena and Sergio.
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