Ashes is a series of photograms showing the facial imprint of different individuals. Years ago when I renewed my passport I learned that my fingerprints were eroded to the point of being virtually unrecognisable. I wondered who I was.
This project shows that the real identity of an individual may lie on the imprint of the skin, not in its colour, neither on the structure of our heads. It also aims to contribute to an increase in respect for cultural diversity, while highlighting individual identity within our common biological heritage.
The title refers to the fleeting nature of the individual and the durability of our essence. The allegory derives from the emotional connection between the ashes of a body and their plasticity to model portraits.