"Natalia Romay. Analog and experimental photographer. Born in Buenos Aires and living in Madrid since 2002. Degree in Radio and Television Production and Direction (Universidad de Belgrano, Bs. As.) + Master's Degree in Author Photography (Lens, Madrid). I focus my work between analog and instant photography and poetic and manual collage. I am interested in the poetics of the everyday, the mystery that surrounds the invisible and the imagination; and I try to capture it through alternative experimental and tangible processes that require a more leisurely time in creation, where I can work with my hands to create my own visual universe. I develop my own reels and continue with my personal work with my enlarger in my lab (darkroom) in Madrid, where I also teach developing classes. I have participated in numerous individual and collective exhibitions in Spain."
A/A: How were these images created?
NR: I have created these images during their development through the application of chemicals, paint and water, but one aspect that plays a very important role in the process: chance.
A/A: What attracted you to alternative processes?
NR: From alternative processes, I am attracted to being able to go beyond the reality of traditional photography to create my own universe through unique images where chance intervenes and I can reveal the mystery that underlies everyday life.
A/A: What do you think the role of abstraction plays in photography?
NR: From abstraction we can represent different concepts going beyond reality itself, what we are already seeing, and it is at that moment where our imagination begins to work.