Carlos Loret de Mola
“My project "Being Upstate" has brought me closer to an idea of experiencing the world as a conversation with oneself. Photographing becomes like a running monologue about what comes across and leads to the next image. It is a subtle project that reflects on the fragility of an experience, be it a life or a place. It is not a subject that I can aptly specify, nor would I want to contain it within a delineated framework. It is messy, moody, humorous, often banal and unpredictable. I allow this series to determine its own form so that it can approach an emotional accuracy, not by depiction but by characterization. These photographs originate from the emotional core that frames my personal story. They are more responses than descriptions.”
Carlos Loret de Mola was born in Havana, Cuba and currently makes his home in Hudson, New York. He received a Bachelor of Visual Arts from Georgia State University. After a decade-long career of freelance photography and digital imaging in New York City, he relocated to Hudson, where he began his current body of work.
His work has been recently exhibited in FarSighted at the Albany International Airport Gallery, in The Uncanny Valley at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art in New Paltz, New York and in PQ:100 at the Center for Photography at Woodstock. His photographs are in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas.
To see more work and for the most updated information, please visit his website at www.carlosloretdemola.com.