About the series: Concerning my artistic work, I lay the emphasis on the process of its creation, the time of exploration, my connection to a certain idea and the feelings it provokes in me. I closely look into what seems visceral to me, to what relates to my deepest emotions. My activity as a photographer is not a steady method.
With every work I try to create different meanings; in my imagination, it sometimes appears to be more literal and sometimes more concept-related.
The body as an artistic support, the space as an environment of experiences and the architecture that sets in context the emotion of situations. All of these make a vital universe on which I feel gradually interested, with more questions, more challenges influencing both my way of understanding life and my way of having it photographed.
The purpose of my photo essay is to provide another perspective on old age, more real for the present time, inviting to consider ageing also from a powerful and desirable point of view.
My mother Cecilia is 100 years old; she is still engaged with life; she thinks positively and with her great sense of humour she proves that there is another way of ageing.
About the Photographer: Sandy Gutkowski is a pedagogue,stage director, theatre instructor and visual artist. She completed studies on contemporary aesthetics, lighting and portraits. As a photographer, she has taken part in several artistic projects: Vietnam, (Art University) in Argentina. She also worked as a photo compiler and editorfor the book El árbol de Cecilia (Cecilia ́s Tree). Among her latest exhibitions are, Mujeres de Vietnam (Vietnam ́s women), Alrededor del Thay Ho (Around Thay Ho) Los Bohemios (The Bohemians). Sandy has received several awards in recognition of her photography.