After returning from years of war coverage, Peter van Agtmael tries to piece together the memory, identity, race, class, and family, in a landscape which has become as surreal as the war he left behind.
I appeared in this beautiful world one November of 1982. I’ve always been interested in arts but it was a few years ago that I discovered my inclination for visual arts.
I studied audiovisual arts in Buenos Aires University and I did many shorts and a feature film. But photography is a very different form of art where the production process is much more immediate, so that gave me a new perspective of expression, where I had to keep my eyes open and my camera next to me.
I love visiting (through the lens) desolated spaces, languid characters, poetic bodies and deep looks. I specially like working with colors and I try to capture that nostalgic moment sometimes timeless but full of music.