The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden is a series of photographs taken in the Ecological Reserve on the edge of the city of Buenos Aires. Originally a pile of demolition rubble from the 1970s when many residential buildings were pulled down to give way to wider avenues and motorways, it was then left to its own devices and became, with time, home to hundreds of species of autochthonous flora and fauna.

What I found in the Reserve was something of a Secret Garden in the city. I was attracted by the jungle like aspect of the shrub land, and how it brought about certain feelings. From this came a contemplative series about the darkness within and beyond. A communion between polarities such as light and dark, life and death, interior versus exterior, from rubbish to natural reserve and so on.