DARWIN CABRERA

The gossamer yarn is best described as an extremely fragile and delicate fabric. These characteristics translate well in this series. I chose to photograph the interior of the olympic swimming pool in Antwerp. What attracted me most about this place was that it was a public space filled with strangers sharing a somewhat intimate moment. 

 

I was allowed to walk freely around the pool with my normal clothes and my camera. As soon as I came close to other people, they were inclined to leave. 

They felt that they were being watched and since their bodies were covered by only their swimwear they became very self-conscious of their own and they presented themselves very vulnerable to me and the camera. 

 Every possible eye contact was avoided. Surrounded by the gigantic iron structure of the building, their fragile, small bodies seemed to be absorbed completely by the roughness of the building.