“Zurumbatico” at Cortona on the Move (Interview with Luis Cobelo)

The monkey who guessed my thoughts and he didn’t´t like it.

Listen to Luis Cobelo’s explanation of the butterfly image here

Another impactful photo-text duo is the image of a woman in a wet white t-shirt that had become translucent with the text “when I saw you in the yard,” evoking the memories of seeing an object of lust in the distance for the first time. The dance between the text and images is at one point an extension of the magical realism that Marquez’s “One Hundred Years of Solitude” conveys, and at another point it is the entry point the complex word that Cobelo presents in his work; zurumbatico.

gif from “Zurumbatico” the music video.
The boy with the water, leaving his body.
Wrapped in plastic waiting to fly.
Finding gold fishes everywhere.

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Clary Estes

Clary Estes

As a photographer, I have come to understand my work as being a delicate balance between a record of life and a testimony of the human condition.