Eugenio Opitz: Venezuela, perception through panoramas

“My work is documentary and real, as I see things in the world. I was born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1958. At the age of 12, I began to take pictures with a Agfa-Rapid 35 mm camera…
It was the in the mid-to-late 1960’s, early on in my childhood, when I developed a sensibility and respect towards nature. That sense of awe and inexplicable peace of mind grew every time I hiked next to my fellow Boy Scouts in Venezuela.
Every time I came back home I would be asked by my parents about my impressions on the excursions, only to have words fail me. It was hard to describe the impact it had had on me.”

His Technique

“Using Linhof Technoranma 617 and its Schneider 90mm f/5.6 Super-Angulon XL Wide Angle Lens, I found a way to truly express my relationship with nature. Panoramic photography allows me to better express every path I have roamed. Its shape, light, texture, beauty, climate and solitude, all speak by themselves. Places become states of the mind that I can bring for others to experience.”

 

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