George Voronov’s series No Pasa Nada and Moto documents his travels in Central America for 2 months, and in Vietnam. His intent was to experiment with a fluid and candid style of photography, steering away from the stereotypes of traditional travel photography including the exoticism of the ‘other.’
“I wanted to shift my photography away from providing a strict narrative and to focus instead on attempting to communicate physical sensations.”
The aim was to capture the experience of a place through a collection of sensory experiences, encountered in day-to-day life. Thus capturing the essence of what a place feels like, rather than focusing on what it looks like.
“The people in these photographs therefore serve as vehicles through which the viewer can imagine the feeling of the heat on the back of their neck, the wind in their hair, and the glare of vivid colours brought out by the harsh midday light.”
No story, no narrative, no purpose.
Just moments, feelings, sensations.
That’s all there is to show.
Radiant heat and deep shadows.
Relentless heat, cool mist.
Screaming chaos and deafening silence.
Things fade away and all that’s left
is the sun patting your back,
your toes in the sand,
and the water
at your ankles.
George Voronov is a fine-art and documentary photographer based in Dublin, Ireland. He is the co- founder and editor of Junior Magazine, a print-only photographic journal for emerging Irish documentary photography. His work attempts to freeze life at its most surreal moments in order to interrogate notions of the ‘normal’ and the ‘real’.
See more of George Voronov's work on his website.