Florencia Viceconte.

My name is Florencia Viceconte, I’m 33 years old, I’m from Buenos Aires in Argentina. I build photo cameras for 35mm, 120mm rolls and photo paper. I use solid wood for its construction. I do not use machines, everything is built manually. With the cameras I capture portraits of the people around me. 

Why do you do what you do? 

Because it gives me the possibility to continue researching and adding tools for my own knowledge. 

I have a hard time separating what I do from what I am. I am interested in going deeper in my person through my work. 

What is integral to your practice? 

The sound, the image, the contact and the search for materials is integral to my work. Poetry is a great link in the images I build. 

Why pinhole? 

Because it offers many possibilities, a particular plasticity is achieved within the image. There is something uncontrollable when photographing pinhole that I find interesting. The construction from the instrument itself to the revealed image, and the possibility of changing the image in each process. I feel very close to the method, the importance of the process and the possibility of it mutating along the way.

Are there any particular themes you pursue with your practice? 

The ‘everydayness’ combined with the strangeness of reality. I’m interested in research and repetition. I find it interesting creating mechanisms that give the ‘random’ a chance to shine. 

Has your practice change over time? If so, how? 

I have sharpened my knowledge in working with wood and expanded my knowledge about myself. For me the construction of cameras is like entering a meditative state.

Where does your inspiration come from?

It comes from the people around me, from nature and yoga. 

What is your dream project? 

Achieve links with what I do, connect with people around me, share tools, pursue the welfare of their environment and mine. 

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given? 

Breathe with awareness.

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