Over a five-month period of time, a friend and I trekked over 800 kilometers through the fascinating wild landscape of Chile. Our journey took us from the high plains of the North, through the driest desert of our planet, to the unforgivable roughness of Patagonia in the South and everything in between.
Far away from the noise of the cities and most of the time on our own, we walked through trails -sometimes by intuition, with no path in sight- in the most secluded corners of this country.
The long trekking slowly turned into a meditative state of mind, in which my only focus lied on keeping on the track and avoiding any tripping on the rugged paths that lied ahead of us. Often, I would raise my head and look up to be rewarded by a mesmerizing image; which varied from a vast landscape unrevealing in front of me to an incredible small detail hypnotizing me to take a look from close.
To me, such subjects are often difficult to capture in their essence. They hold a powerful energy, which is not easy to absorb through our bare eyes. To communicate such energies through photographs was a challenging task that I tried to achieve through this series. What fascinates me, is that although this landscape appears to look like a still image at a first glance, it is actually driven by continuous movement, change and evolution -the non-permanent state of things- throughout an unimaginable space of time.
This is a small collection of those moments, when I glanced up from the ground, looked back or slowly moved towards the scene, usually in a state of peacefulness and awe.
This series is part of a book that was published for the largest company of Chile with over 200 photographs in 2015.