NOA

The North-western provinces of Salta, Catamarca and Jujuy in Argentina are commonly referred to as NOA (NorOeste Argentino). This series was produced on successive trips, up into the pre-Andean plains - the altiplano - at an average altitude of 4,000m. Here oxygen, water, the fauna and flora are scarce, but minerals abound.

A project that was born from my fascination for the beauty and abstractness of the landscape, rapidly evolved into a need to document this particularly fragile region, which is now under serious threat of desecration because of man’s eagerness to extract the rich minerals from its soils.