Ibarionex is a real teacher, mentor, a genuine caring photographer. You can hear his total interest and curiosity and compassion in every phrase and in every show.
Photography can be hard, cuz right, we do it alone, under different sorts of circumstances, and it can be so isolating. And then there’s the doing the work itself and how people receive it, or don’t.
There’s a lot of management of expectations on all sides. There’s a sense I know I can have as a photographer, thinking you want to make a difference for good and there may be lots of voices offering different opinions about what you’re doing. I think we have to decide how many voices to listen to, paring it down, trying to see what is at the heart of your own work, if you believe in it, others will too - but we have to persist. And always keep trying to make it better. And staying focused and humble. And filter out what doesn’t really feel true.
And this show, for me, helps me stay positive and inspired, no matter what’s going on. Thank you to Ibarionex Perello. You’re making magic.