The Spice Islands


Stranded on the border between the Pacific and Indian oceans these islands inspire a remote sense of loneliness essential to appreciate at best the candour and authenticity of the native people, the mollucans. Here all personal ideas and prejudices have to be put aside not because wrong, but simply because they don’t apply. This gave me the amazing opportunity to broaden my perspective and truly explore something new.

To represent it I intuitively focused my attention on a number of activities, details and situations that for me were unusual but for a mollucan may have seem just weird to spend a picture to record them. This huge cultural difference although evident becomes quickly insignificant when just a hint of a simile or a gesture can make you feel home even at the other side of the world.

"It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head."Henri Cartier-Bresson

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