The series of photographs Altered Trees by Ibán Ramón is part of a global project called Resistance Activities. Divided into seven series, the Resistance Activities project represents a cycle: from tree to landscape, from landscape to dead tree, then from landscape damaged to human resistance. Ibán Ramón speaks in his work of the relationship between human and Nature, where the landscape is the witness victim of this relationship.
The project fixes images in which resistance and perseverance are mixed; Trees bent by the wind, lands mistreated by man, then taking over, or people bending their shoulders in the face of pitiless landscapes. By capturing these attitudes, these passive resistances, Ibán Ramón also reflects his own survival process. He sometimes travels very far only to find a foreign place and to try to reveal a part of himself.
His photographs are always taken in days of gray sky, like a neutral photographic background, it also allows to focus on the subject that interests him. The photographer also uses the fog as a tool, which would erase unnecessary image information and which might distract the viewer. Ibán Ramón also works in the graphic design studio Ibán Ramón + Dídac Ballester in Valencia, Spain.
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Le site d’Ibán Ramón : www.ibanramon.com/photography